New Bern, North Carolina
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military
As the house is used frequently for Historical Society functions, the Attmore-Oliver House is not strictly a museum. However, it provides a uniqure opportunity for visitors to see a home lived in by only two New Bern families throughout most of the 19th century and half of the 20th century.
Durham, North Carolina
Culture, General, History, Military, Park
This simple farmhouse was located between Confederate General Johnston's headquarters in Greensboro and Union General Sherman's headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1865 the two officers met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. Today James Bennett's reconstructed farmhouse, kitchen, and smokehouse recall the lifestyle of an ordinary Southern farmer during the Civil War.
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.
KENLY, North Carolina
General, History, Military
THE CAROLINA MILITARY VEHICLE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION OPEN A MUSEUM WITH US MILITARIA ON DISPLAY. THE ITEMS ON DISPLAY ARE FROM WWII TO THE CURRENT CONFLICTS. WE ALSO DISPLAY MILITARY VEHICLES ON THE WEEKENDS. IT IS A SMALL MUSEUM BUT IT HONORS ALL BRANCHS OF THE MILITARY.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Park
Located on a beautiful 8 acre park-like setting, the Charlotte Museum of History has been called "the most entertaining one-stop, two-hour history lesson in the Piedmont." The museum offers a comprehensive look at life in the Charlotte region from the Revoultionary War times to the present. Four galleries lead visitors from the early settlement days to the first U.S. gold rush, to the dark days of slavery, the Civil War and the rise of textiles and banking.
Cherryville, North Carolina
Art, Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
This building was built in 1911 on to an already standing wall with the Bull Durham add on it. We have uncovered part of the Bull Durham add and hope to do more in the future. In this first room we have the original 1921 LaFrance Fire Truck purchased by the City of Cherryville. On the wall behind the truck you see a 9 x 10 foot wall hanging of this building with the fire truck and the firemen at that time.
Greenville, North Carolina
General, History, Historic House
Museum of agricultural and rural life of Pitt County and Eastern North Carolina. A new life for the East Carolina Village of Yesteryear is hardly 12
months away. By summer 2009,
the Village and its 18 structures will
be at the new site on County Home
Road in Pitt County, North Carolina.
Thanks to the County
Commissioners and volunteers, Pitt
citizens and people from all over the
United States can experience a
new museum and community venue.
Lenior, North Carolina
Botanical Garden, Cemetery, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military
Boone, North Carolina
Culture, General, History, Historic House
Hickory Ridge Homestead, located on the grounds at "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library
Joel Lane built his home in the early 1770’s in what was a very rural part of North Carolina. He is called “The Father of Raleigh” because he facilitated the location of North Carolina’s capital city on his land in 1792. His faithfully-restored plantation manor was once deemed “The Best House for 100 Miles.” A visit to this important historic site will transport you back in time.
Mooresville, North Carolina
General, History, Specialized
Featuring over 150 vehicles on display, this unique museum is a fabulous collection of automobiles and related items. Memory Lane was honored as the "Best of 2003? by the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) for outstanding achievement in the preservation of automotive history". Over 15 different types of race cars on display from Soap derby's, drag cars, to Winston Cup Stock and NASCAR cars.
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.
Hamlet, North Carolina
General, History, Specialized
Located in the old Seaboard Air Line Railway's depot. Victorian architecture and one of the most photographed rail stations in the Eastern US
Raleigh, North Carolina
Children's, General, History, Library, Natural History
Explore more than 14,000 years of North Carolina history, from the state's earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. The major exhibition The Story of North Carolina features fascinating artifacts, multimedia presentations, and an interactive format for all ages. Other museum exhibits highlight the state's military history, sports heroes, decorative arts and more. Monthly programs include children's programs, craft demonstrations and family events with things to do for all ages.
Spencer, North Carolina
General, History, Specialized
The North Carolina Transportation Museum is located on the site of what was once Southern Railway Company's largest steam locomotive repair facility. The site features an authentic train depot, antique automobiles, and a 37-bay Roundhouse that includes 25 locomotives, dozens of rail cars and other exhibit areas. The museum offers seasonal train rides, guided tours for scheduled groups, and special events scheduled throughout the year.
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.
Wilmington, North Carolina
Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
Just a few minutes north of Wilmington, North Carolina, Poplar Grove offers a wonderful experience for families, with plenty to see and do. Tour the big house and tenant farmer's cabin, spend some time visiting the craft shops and learn about basket making and weaving, and the blacksmith's shop - find out why nails were so precious.
Lumberton, North Carolina
Art, General, History, Historic House, Science
The museum highlights interesting events in Robeson County’s history with artifacts from early geological times to the present. Exhibits show the natural resources, transportation, agricultural, commercial, military, social and cultural history of the area. The museum’s goal is to tell the story of the county with permanent and changing exhibits
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.
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military
The Wayne County Museum is located in beautiful downtown Goldsboro at the corner of William Street and Mulberry Street across from the main Post Office.