The Hiwan Homestead Museum is operated by Jefferson County Open Space in partnership with Jefferson County Historical Society. Hiwan’s restored 1890 – 1930 era rooms illustrate a comfortable style of early mountain summer home living. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its unique architecture.
A circa 1890 school house restored to the 1920’s era on its original location on South Turkey Creek Road. The school was restored in 1999 through a grant from the State Historical Fund and JCHS. Historical “Medlen Schools Days” programs are offered during the summer months; public tours by appointment.