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Student Led Tours
Immerse Yourself In Berea College's Vibrant History
With a rich and culturally diverse history, renowned reputation in the craft industry, and commitment to sustainability, Berea College’s four student-led tours will guide you from our founding in 1855 to the present day.
Our tours are free and offered daily, based on our students’ class schedules.
Click the button below or call to check availability or schedule a tour.
Loyal Jones Appalachian Center
Experience Appalachia's Rich Culture
The Loyal Jones Appalachian Center is a great place to start your exploration into Appalachia. Learn where Appalachia is, how the locals say Apple-atcha, and celebrate the cultural diversity of the region. We have permanent exhibits as well as temporary exhibits. So, there’s always something new to see and learn.
Berea College Forestry Outreach Center
Discover Berea College's Natural Beauty
The Forestry Outreach Center is the welcome center for our 9000-acre forest. Here, learn about the history of the Berea College forest, attend a Documentary Dialogue, go on a guided hike or maybe a bird walk. There is always something to do at the forest.
To learn more, click below to visit the Forestry Outreach website.
2047 Big Hill Rd, Berea, KY 40403
Due to Covid-19 the Forestry Center is temporarily closed.
Get Outside KY
Immerse Yourself In Nature
Love the water? Be sure to make time on your next visit to paddle our beautiful 150 acre Owsley Fork Lake, nestled in the beautiful hills of Kentucky (a quick 5 mile drive from the Boone Tavern Hotel). Get Outside Kentucky is an official partner of the Berea College Trace and offers affordable kayak rentals by the hour and can deliver the kayaks to the lake for you! They have everything you need for a relaxing or invigorating day on the water.
2428 Big Hill Rd, Berea, KY 40403