One of Banner Elk’s founding families, Samuel Henry Banner, built this home in 1865 where he and his wife, Jane Hyder Banner, raised their seven children. His descendants owned this house until the mid-1960’s. In 2006, The Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation purchased and restored the home to its original condition and opened it to the public in 2007. The home contains several of the Banner Family items, as well as period furnishings donated by area families, farm tools, hand stitched quilts, hand woven coverlets, vintage clothing, and original documents, photographs, paintings and more.
The museum hosts Elk Camp for Children where children receive hands on experiences of pioneer life and nature studies. The museum also hosts several educational and cultural events during the season, mid-June through mid-October.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Saturday 11 am – 4 pm. June-October.
Parking is available in the adjacent parking lot of the Lees-McRae College athletic facilities, as available. Parking is also available at the Mill Pond.
Children (6 – 12 yrs.) $1
Hours of operation and fees are subject to change. Contact directly for most current information.
7990 Hickory Nut Gap Road in Banner Elk, just off of NC 184 across from the Old Mill Pond.