Winnabow, North Carolina
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military, Park
A major pre-Revolutionary port on North Carolina's Cape Fear River, Brunswick was razed by British troops in 1776 and never rebuilt. During the Civil War, Fort Anderson was constructed atop the old village site, and served as part of the Cape Fear River defenses below Wilmington before the fall of the Confederacy. Colonial foundations dot the present-day tour trail, which crosses the earthworks of the Confederate fort.
Cherokee, North Carolina
Archaeology, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Oconaluftee offers both a visitor center and the Mountain Farm Museum—a collection of historic log buildings gathered from throughout the Smoky Mountains and preserved on a single site. Buildings include a house, barn, applehouse, springhouse, and smokehouse.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Discover North Carolina's only museum dedicated to the study of global cultures. The Museum's permanent exhibits display objects from as far away as Africa, Oceania, and Latin America, and as nearby as North Carolina's Yadkin River Valley.
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Cemetery, Children's, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Natural History
The Orange County Historical Museum is located in downtown Historic Hillsborough, one of the early capital cities of North Carolina. The community is steeped in history, from the early Native Americans, the Occaneechi, to the hanging of the Regulators apprehended during the Battle of Alamance, a prelude engagement to the American Revolution. Soldiers from the British Army to Confederate soldiers of the American Civil War have marched through the streets of this quaint town.
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Archaeology, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Specialized
We offer hikes, tours, and daycations weekly. Visit www.swannanoavalleymuseum.org/events for more information.
Mount Gilead, North Carolina
Archaeology, Culture, History
For more than a thousand years, Indians lived an agricultural life on the lands that became known as North Carolina. About the 11th century A.D., a new cultural tradition emerged in the Pee Dee River Valley. That new culture, called "Pee Dee" by archaeologists, was part of a widespread tradition known as "South Appalachian Mississippian.