Housed in the restored 1904 Courthouse building on Main Street in Jefferson, North Carolina, the Museum of Ashe County History illustrates the stories of Ashe County with things that put you in touch with the people who lived the stories. The tools, clothes, furniture and home wares that folks used every day to live their lives help us to understand the struggles and triumphs that built the community we live in now. Weapons, uniforms, personal gear and war souvenirs remind us of the service and sacrifice of Ashe County veterans. A beautiful HO-scale layout of a portion of the “Virginia Creeper” railroad gives a bird’s-eye view of the little rail that served the county for almost a hundred years, hauling timber, freight and passengers over Whitetop Mountain, the highest point served by passenger rail in the eastern U.S. Visitors, families and school groups are welcome, and there is no charge for admission.
Hours of operation and fees are subject to change. Contact directly for most current information.