The Strange-ness: Mountainside Ten Commandments

Aerial view of the Ten Commandments on Burger Mountain. Source: Fields of the Wood, Murphy NC,
Aerial view of the Ten Commandments on Burger Mountain. Source: Fields of the Wood, Murphy NC,

Deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains lies the town of Murphy NC. The mountains near Murphy are home to a 200-acre Bible-themed park and its giant Ten Commandments representation. Visitors are invited to walk up Burger Mountain past five-foot letters spelling out the commandments!

View the Fields of the Wood theme park’s address on Google Maps, and the Ten Commandments may be seen on the landscape — along with a giant “All Nations Cross.” According to the Fields of the Wood website:

The Ten Commandments are bordered with one foot concrete sections measuring three hundred feet from side-to-side. Included in the border are small sections at the foot of the mountain with concrete letters which read, “Major Prophets” and “Minor Prophets”. Centered below are replicas of the Church of God of Prophecy flag and the United States flag. The visitor that chooses to take the challenging climb to the top of the mountain will climb 326 stairs. If you add the second wing of stairs and those that lead to the top of the New Testament Outlook, you will have climbed a total of 358 steps. After you reach the top, take a deep breath and then take in the spectacular view. On a clear day the view will encompass western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and northern Georgia.

Walking hundreds of steps up a hillside is a unique way to experience the Ten Commandments!

In addition to the Ten Commandments and giant cross, the park includes scripture markers, walking trails, a Baptismal Pool (available by appointment), Prayer Mountain, crosses, and a replica of Christ’s Tomb. A cafe and gift shop are onsite.

Admission is free at the Fields of the Wood. It is maintained by the Church of God of Prophecy so visitors may enjoy the biblical attractions at no charge. Check out details and photos on the park website when planning a visit!

According to the site, the park is open seven days a week. Visit the park at 10000 N Carolina 294, Murphy NC, or call 828.494.7855 or email with questions.


People of all races and religious beliefs are welcome to visit Fields of the Wood to enjoy the presence of God and to see the dramatic presentation of truth in a unique and revealing manner. Visitors are admitted without charge in order that all may freely receive the spiritual blessings awaiting them at Fields of the Wood.

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