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Our more than 100 museum partners represent a variety of exciting destinations that allow you to explore our region's history, culture, arts, crafts, music, architecture, natural beauty and more. Browse the Museum Directory and Interactive Map, or use our Itinerary Builder to create a custom tour of our member museums.

Other partners and resources include the following:

Western North Carolina Arts Organizations

We also encourage you to check out area arts organizations:

For information on arts councils and other arts organizations statewide, visit the North Carolina Arts Council website.

Museum Guide

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Allison Deaver House Museum
Pisgah Forest
Andy Griffith Museum
Mount Airy
Appalachian Heritage Museum at Mystery Hill
Blowing Rock
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville
Asheville Urban Trail
Asheville
Avery County Historical Museum
Newland
Banner House Museum
Banner Elk
Bennett Classics--Antique Auto Museum
Forest City
Big Ivy Historical Park and Society
Barnardsville
Biltmore Estate
Asheville
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Asheville
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock Pictorial History Museum and Historical Society
Blowing Rock
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
Asheville
Bostic Lincoln Center
Bostic
Caldwell Heritage Museum
Lenoir
Canton Area Historical Museum
Canton
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Flat Rock
Cherokee County Historical Museum
Murphy
Clay County Historical and Arts Council Museum
Hayesville
Colburn Earth Science Museum
Asheville
Cradle of Forestry in America Historic Site
Pisgah Forest
Crossnore Weavers: A Working Museum
Crossnore
Dry Ridge Historical Museum
Weaverville
Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum
Asheville
Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina
Flat Rock
Folk Art Center–Southern Highland Craft Guild
Asheville
Foothills Arts Council
Elkin
Fort Defiance
Lenoir
Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum
Franklin
Gertrude Smith House Living History Museum
Mount Airy
Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum
Linville
Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum
Granite Falls
Great Smokey Mountains National Park Mountain Farm Museum
Cherokee
Hands On! A Child's Gallery
Hendersonville
Henderson County Heritage Museum
Hendersonville
Hickory Ridge, A Living History Museum
Boone
Highlands Historical Society
Highlands
Historic Burke Foundation Old Courthouse and Heritage Museum
Morganton
Historic Carson House
Marion
Historic Johnson Farm
Hendersonville
History Museum of Burke County
Morganton
Hooper House Heritage Gallery
Sylva
Horne Creek Living Historical Farm
Pinnacle
House of Flags Museum
Columbus
John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown
Junaluska Memorial and Museum
Robbinsville
KidSenses Children's Museum
Rutherfordton
Macon County Historical Museum
Franklin
McDowell House at Quaker Meadows
Morganton
Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County
Hendersonville
Monteith Farmstead and Appalachian Women's Center
Sylva
Morganton Railroad Depot and Museum
Morganton
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
Mount Airy
Mountain Farm and Home Museum
Hendersonville
Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center
Old Fort
Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University
Cullowhee
Museum of Ashe County History
Jefferson
Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in the Historic Shelton House
Waynesville
Museum of North Carolina Minerals
Spruce Pine
Museum of Rutherford Hospital
Cherokee
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Cherokee
North Carolina Homespun Museum
Asheville
North Carolina School for the Deaf Museum
Morganton
Old Depot Association Caboose and Railroad Museum
Black Mountain
Old Fort Train Station & Museum
Old Fort
Orchard at Altapass
Spruce Pine
Piedmont & Western Railroad and Museum
Valdese
Polk County Historical Association Museum
Columbus
Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat
Montreat
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc.
Cherokee
Richard Gwyn Museum
Elkin
Richmond Hill Law School
East Bend
Robert B. Smith House and Memorial Park
Mount Airy
Rural Life Museum
Mars Hill
Rutherford County Farm Museum
Fores City
Rutherford County Heritage Center
Rutherford
Rutherford Hospital Museum
Rutherfordton
Scottish Tartan Museum
Franklin
Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Library and Museum
Morganton
Shook House Museum
Clyde
Smith McDowell House Museum
Asheville
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
Bryson City
Southern Appalachian Radio Museum
Asheville
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
Robbinsville
Surry County Historical Society--Edwards Franklin House
Dobson
Swannanoa Valley Museum
Black Mountain
The Family Store--A History of Jewish Businesses
Asheville
The Fine Art Museum at the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University
Cullowhee
The Health Adventure
Asheville
The North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Asheville
Transylvania Heritage Museum
Brevard
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
Boone
Tweetsie Railroad Depot Museum
Blowing Rock
Waldensian Heritage Museum
Valdese
Waldensian Trail of Faith
Valdese
Western North Carolina Air Museum
Hendersonville
Western North Carolina Nature Center
Asheville
Wheels Through Time Museum
Maggie Valley
Whippoorwill Academy and Village
West Ferguson
Wiliam Alfred Moore House
Mount Airy
Wilkes Heritage Museum
Wilkesboro
World Methodist Museum
Lake Junaluska
Yadkin Cultural Arts Center
Yadkinville
Yancey History Association — Rush Wray Museum
Burnsville
YMI Cultural Center
Asheville
Zachary-Tolbert House
Cashiers
Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace
Weaverville
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Allison Deaver House Museum
Andy Griffith Museum
Appalachian Heritage Museum at Mystery Hill
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville Urban Trail
Avery County Historical Museum
Banner House Museum
Bennett Classics--Antique Auto Museum
Big Ivy Historical Park and Society
Biltmore Estate
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
Blowing Rock Pictorial History Museum and Historical Society
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
Bostic Lincoln Center
Caldwell Heritage Museum
Canton Area Historical Museum
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Cherokee County Historical Museum
Clay County Historical and Arts Council Museum
Colburn Earth Science Museum
Cradle of Forestry in America Historic Site
Crossnore Weavers: A Working Museum
Dry Ridge Historical Museum
Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum
Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina
Folk Art Center–Southern Highland Craft Guild
Foothills Arts Council
Fort Defiance
Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum
Gertrude Smith House Living History Museum
Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum
Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum
Great Smokey Mountains National Park Mountain Farm Museum
Hands On! A Child's Gallery
Henderson County Heritage Museum
Hickory Ridge, A Living History Museum
Highlands Historical Society
Historic Burke Foundation Old Courthouse and Heritage Museum
Historic Carson House
Historic Johnson Farm
History Museum of Burke County
Hooper House Heritage Gallery
Horne Creek Living Historical Farm
House of Flags Museum
John C. Campbell Folk School
Junaluska Memorial and Museum
KidSenses Children's Museum
Macon County Historical Museum
McDowell House at Quaker Meadows
Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County
Monteith Farmstead and Appalachian Women's Center
Morganton Railroad Depot and Museum
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
Mountain Farm and Home Museum
Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center
Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University
Museum of Ashe County History
Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in the Historic Shelton House
Museum of North Carolina Minerals
Museum of Rutherford Hospital
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
North Carolina Homespun Museum
North Carolina School for the Deaf Museum
Old Depot Association Caboose and Railroad Museum
Old Fort Train Station & Museum
Orchard at Altapass
Piedmont & Western Railroad and Museum
Polk County Historical Association Museum
Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc.
Richard Gwyn Museum
Richmond Hill Law School
Robert B. Smith House and Memorial Park
Rural Life Museum
Rutherford County Farm Museum
Rutherford County Heritage Center
Rutherford Hospital Museum
Scottish Tartan Museum
Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Library and Museum
Shook House Museum
Smith McDowell House Museum
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
Southern Appalachian Radio Museum
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
Surry County Historical Society--Edwards Franklin House
Swannanoa Valley Museum
The Family Store--A History of Jewish Businesses
The Fine Art Museum at the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University
The Health Adventure
The North Carolina Arboretum
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Transylvania Heritage Museum
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
Tweetsie Railroad Depot Museum
Waldensian Heritage Museum
Waldensian Trail of Faith
Western North Carolina Air Museum
Western North Carolina Nature Center
Wheels Through Time Museum
Whippoorwill Academy and Village
Wiliam Alfred Moore House
Wilkes Heritage Museum
World Methodist Museum
Yadkin Cultural Arts Center
Yancey History Association — Rush Wray Museum
YMI Cultural Center
Zachary-Tolbert House
Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace
Allison Deaver House Museum
Andy Griffith Museum
Appalachian Heritage Museum at Mystery Hill
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville Urban Trail
Avery County Historical Museum
Banner House Museum
Bennett Classics--Antique Auto Museum
Big Ivy Historical Park and Society
Biltmore Estate
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
Blowing Rock Pictorial History Museum and Historical Society
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
Bostic Lincoln Center
Caldwell Heritage Museum
Canton Area Historical Museum
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Cherokee County Historical Museum
Clay County Historical and Arts Council Museum
Colburn Earth Science Museum
Cradle of Forestry in America Historic Site
Crossnore Weavers: A Working Museum
Dry Ridge Historical Museum
Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum
Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina
Folk Art Center–Southern Highland Craft Guild
Foothills Arts Council
Fort Defiance
Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum
Gertrude Smith House Living History Museum
Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum
Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum
Great Smokey Mountains National Park Mountain Farm Museum
Hands On! A Child's Gallery
Henderson County Heritage Museum
Hickory Ridge, A Living History Museum
Highlands Historical Society
Historic Burke Foundation Old Courthouse and Heritage Museum
Historic Carson House
Historic Johnson Farm
History Museum of Burke County
Hooper House Heritage Gallery
Horne Creek Living Historical Farm
House of Flags Museum
John C. Campbell Folk School
Junaluska Memorial and Museum
KidSenses Children's Museum
Macon County Historical Museum
McDowell House at Quaker Meadows
Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County
Monteith Farmstead and Appalachian Women's Center
Morganton Railroad Depot and Museum
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
Mountain Farm and Home Museum
Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center
Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University
Museum of Ashe County History
Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in the Historic Shelton House
Museum of North Carolina Minerals
Museum of Rutherford Hospital
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
North Carolina Homespun Museum
North Carolina School for the Deaf Museum
Old Depot Association Caboose and Railroad Museum
Old Fort Train Station & Museum
Orchard at Altapass
Piedmont & Western Railroad and Museum
Polk County Historical Association Museum
Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc.
Richard Gwyn Museum
Richmond Hill Law School
Robert B. Smith House and Memorial Park
Rural Life Museum
Rutherford County Farm Museum
Rutherford County Heritage Center
Rutherford Hospital Museum
Scottish Tartan Museum
Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Library and Museum
Shook House Museum
Smith McDowell House Museum
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
Southern Appalachian Radio Museum
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
Surry County Historical Society--Edwards Franklin House
Swannanoa Valley Museum
The Family Store--A History of Jewish Businesses
The Fine Art Museum at the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University
The Health Adventure
The North Carolina Arboretum
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Transylvania Heritage Museum
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
Tweetsie Railroad Depot Museum
Waldensian Heritage Museum
Waldensian Trail of Faith
Western North Carolina Air Museum
Western North Carolina Nature Center
Wheels Through Time Museum
Whippoorwill Academy and Village
Wiliam Alfred Moore House
Wilkes Heritage Museum
World Methodist Museum
Yadkin Cultural Arts Center
Yancey History Association — Rush Wray Museum
YMI Cultural Center
Zachary-Tolbert House
Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace
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