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Ackland Art Museum

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Ackland Art Museum was founded through the bequest of William Hayes Ackland (1855-...
Afroamerican Cultural Center

Charlotte, North Carolina

The Afro-American Cultural Center (AACC) of Charlotte is a distinguished, 33-year old...
Airborne & Special Operations Museum

Fayetteville, North Carolina

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum will provide a unique educational experience...
Alamance Battleground

Burlington, North Carolina

Visitors to Alamance Battleground may view the field of battle, which is marked by...
Aycock Birthplace

Fremont, North Carolina

Found off the beaten path, two miles south of Fremont, the historic site features a mid-...
Badin Historic Museum

Badin, North Carolina

The story of Badin township begancirca 10,000 B.C. when Native Americans camped on the...
Battleship North Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina

Historically, and until most recently, the most capable class of major combatants,...
Beaufort Historic Site

Beaufort, North Carolina

The Beaufort Historic Association is a private, non-profit, membership and volunteer-...
Bellamy Mansion Museum Of History And Design Arts

Wilmington, North Carolina

The Bellamy Mansion is one of North Carolina's most spectacular examples of antebellum...
Bennett Place

Durham, North Carolina

In 1865 the Confederate General Johnston and Union General Sherman met at the Bennett...
Bentonville Battlefield

Four Oaks, North Carolina

In addition to the fiber-optic display, Bentonville's remaining exhibits have received a...
Blount Bridgers House

Tarboro, North Carolina

The 1808 Blount-Bridgers House, “the Grove,” is a national historic landmark...
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Asheville, North Carolina

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area encompasses the mountains of North Carolina and...
Caldwell Heritage Museum

Lenoir, North Carolina

The Caldwell Heritage Museum was opened in 1991 and is dedicated to preserving and...
Cape Fear Museum Of History And Science

Wilmington, North Carolina

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is the oldest history museum in North Carolina....
Cape Lookout National Seashore

Harkers Island, North Carolina

From birding, to camping, to fishing, to learning about the rich history of Cape Lookout...
Carl Sandburg Home

Flat Rock, North Carolina

The home of America's poet, Carl Sandburg, is quite a baronial estate for an old...
Carteret County Historical Society

Morehead City, North Carolina

The Carteret County Historical Society is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization run by...
Catawba County Museum Of History

Newton, North Carolina

It is the story of the American Dream as perceived by the self-sufficient Scotch-Irish,...
Charlotte Museum Of History

Charlotte, North Carolina

This site includes a regional history museum displaying artifacts from Charlotte, North...
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station

Rodanthe, North Carolina

This site is located on Hatteras Island in the village of Rodanthe on the Outer Banks of...
Country Doctor Museum

Bailey, North Carolina

The Country Doctor Museum invites people of all ages to visit and learn about the history...
Duke Homestead

Durham, North Carolina

The patriarch of Duke Homestead was Washington Duke, an Orange County farmer whose chance...
Durham Athletic Park

Durham, North Carolina

The Durham Athletic Park, known to local fans as "The DAP", was constructed in 1926 as...
Edenton

Edenton, North Carolina

Edenton, North Carolina, is a storybook place. The view across Edenton Bay and the...
Estes Winn Antique Automobile Museum

Asheville, North Carolina

The car museum is located in the historic Biltmore Industries Weaving Shop, which once...
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Manteo, North Carolina

The stories of Roanoke Island are told by exhibits, artifacts and the 17-minute park...
Gaston County Museum

Dallas, North Carolina

The museum's mission is to collect and preserve artifacts that illuminate regional...
Granite Falls History And Transportation Museum

Granite Falls, North Carolina

The Town of Granite Falls purchased the historic home of Andrew Baird, one of the Town's...
Granville County Museum

Oxford, North Carolina

This Granville County society's purpose is to discover and collect any material which may...
Graveyard Of The Atlantic Museum

Hatteras, North Carolina

The waters off North Carolina's Outer Banks entomb thousands of vessels and countless...
Greensboro Historical Museum

Greensboro, North Carolina

Visit the museum and view a vintage moving picture in the Crystal Theatre, listen in on a...
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Greensboro, North Carolina

Rangers or volunteers at the information desk are glad to help visitors with answers and...
Haywood Hall

Raleigh, North Carolina

This historic home was built at the turn of the nineteenth century by John Haywood, a...
Henderson County Heritage Museum

Hendersonville, North Carolina

The museum is housed in six rooms of the Historic Henderson County Courthouse. “Let...
Heritage Farmstead & Learning Center

Statesville, North Carolina

A variety of living history sites including a log cabin and a blacksmith shop recreate...
High Point Museum

High Point, North Carolina

The Museum is operated by the High Point Historical Society, a private, non-profit...
Historic Bath

Bath, North Carolina

European settlement near the Pamlico River in the 1690s led to the creation of Bath,...
Historic Brunswick

Winnabow, North Carolina

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, archaeologists uncovered foundations from Brunswick's...
Historic Halifax

Halifax, North Carolina

This historic district was the site of significant events during the colonial and...
Historic Oak View County Park

Raleigh, North Carolina

The recorded history of Oak View began in 1829 when Benton Southworth Donaldson Williams...
Historic Rosedale Plantation

Charlotte, North Carolina

The neighbors called it "Frew's Folly," though the reason remains obscure....
Historic Stagville Foundation

Durham, North Carolina

The Bennehan and Cameron families left immense collections of personal and business...
Historic Wilmington Foundation

Wilmington, North Carolina

For 43 years, the Historic Wilmington Foundation has worked to preserve the...
House In The Horseshoe

Sanford, North Carolina

During the American Revolution, groups of citizen-soldiers called Whigs or revolutionists...
International Civil Rights Center & Museum

Greensboro, North Carolina

The Woolworth Building, where the famous Greensboro sit-in occurred in 1960, now houses...
James K. Polk Memorial

Pineville, North Carolina

The state historic site commemorates significant events in the Polk administration: the...
Johnston County Heritage Center

Smithfield, North Carolina

On display are some of the Heritage Center's most valuable artifacts: an original copy of...
Levine Museum Of The New South

Charlotte, North Carolina

The museum's mission is to engage a broad-based audience in the exploration and...
Lincoln County Museum Of History

Lincolnton, North Carolina

As early as 1907, citizens of Lincoln County determined a need in the county for an...
Lower Cape Fear Historical Society

Wilmington, North Carolina

The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society is housed in the Latimer House in the downtown...
Mint Hill Historical Society

Mint Hill, North Carolina

A 'For Sale' sign hammered into the front lawn of the old doctor's building was all the...
Moores Creek National Battlefield

Currie, North Carolina

The battle is commemorated annually during the last full weekend in February. The event...
Mordecai Historic Park

Raleigh, North Carolina

While at Mordecai, visitors can tour other historic structures which have been moved to...
Mount Airy Museum Of History

Mount Airy, North Carolina

The former W.E. Merritt Hardware Company building, now home to The Mount Airy Museum of...
Mountain Gateway Museum And Heritage Center

Old Fort, North Carolina

Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center promotes the understanding of regional...
Mountain Heritage Center

Cullowhee, North Carolina

The Mountain Heritage Center celebrates the natural and cultural heritage of the southern...
Murfreesboro Historical Association

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

The Murfreesboro Historical Association is dedicated to preservation and history. The...
Museum Of North Carolina Handicrafts

Waynesville, North Carolina

The museum is housed in the historic Shelton House, home to Stephen Jehu Shelton and then...
Museum Of The Albemarle

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

The museum’s chronological exhibit is a work in progress. Visitors can enter the...
Museum Of The Cape Fear

Fayetteville, North Carolina

One of three regional branches of the North Carolina Museum of History, the Museum of the...
Museum Of The Cherokee Indian

Cherokee, North Carolina

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian has just installed a completely new exhibit that...
Museum Of The Waxhaws

Waxhaw, North Carolina

The museum is a regional attraction dedicated to the history of the Waxhaws region and...
Newbold White House

Hertford, North Carolina

Abraham Sanders built the brick house in 1730 for his wife, Judith, and their six...
North Carolina Maritime Museum

Beaufort, North Carolina

All of the museum's programs and exhibits, both general and specialized, interpret the...
North Carolina Museum Of History

Raleigh, North Carolina

This local museum explores the history of the regional post of North Carolina. People...
North Carolina State Capitol

Raleigh, North Carolina

During much of the Colonial period, North Carolina was without a fixed capital. Governors...
North Carolina Transportation Museum

Spencer, North Carolina

The N.C. Transportation Museum is located on the site of what was once Southern Railway...
Ocracoke Preservation Society

Ocracoke, North Carolina

This committee's mission under the Ocracoke Preservation Society is to preserve the area...
Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is America's most comprehensive history attraction. Their...
Onslow County Museum

Richlands, North Carolina

The Onslow County Museum actively pursues the acquisition of artifacts for the museum...
Poplar Grove Plantation

Wilmington, North Carolina

Opened as a museum in 1980; today the mansion is on the National Register of...
President James K Polk State Historic Site

Pineville, North Carolina

The reconstructed house is typical of those during Polk’s childhood. The kitchen...
Reed Gold Mine

Midland, North Carolina

This mine is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States.From this...
Reynolda House

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Reynolda House Museum of American Art displays a premier collection of American art...
Smith Mcdowell House Museum

Asheville, North Carolina

  The 4-story mansion was built on a plantation south of Asheville approximately...
Somerset Place

Creswell, North Carolina

Somerset Place is a representative state historic site offering a comprehensive and...
Stanly County Museum

Albemarle, North Carolina

Stanly County is a crossroads of history. Its people have helped mold and define the...
Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Street Asheville, North Carolina

Depicted as "Dixieland" in Wolfe's novel Look Homeward, Angel, this historic Old Kentucky...
Tryon Palace

New Bern, North Carolina

Tryon Palace is a modern recreation of the original palace, which served as the royal...
U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

This museum depicts army history and traditions, as well as other Army Special Operation...
Vance Birthplace

Weaverville, North Carolina

The homestead, a large two-story structure of hewn yellow pine logs, has been...
Whalehead Club

Corolla, North Carolina

The sleepy village of Corolla on the Outer Banks of North Carolina began an unforeseen...
Wilkes Heritage Museum

Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Old Wilkes, Inc. was established in 1968 with the intent of restoring the Old Wilkes...
Wright Brothers National Memorial

Manteo, North Carolina

On display in the visitor center are a full-scale reproduction of the 1902 glider, a full...
Wrightsville Beach Museum

Wrightsville Bch, North Carolina

The town of Wrightsville Beach occupies one of the chain of barrier islands along...
Zachary Tolbert House

Cashiers, North Carolina

The Zacharys were among the first white settlers of Cashiers Valley, arriving in 1832 to...