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Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

Shelton House

A distinguished farmhouse chock full of heritage pieces.

Two blocks south of Waynesville’s bustling main avenue, it’s easy enough to slip into the atmosphere of a 19th century Charlestonian farmhouse with its double veranda, central foyer and labyrinthine interior, flowing over with historic craft pieces and antique furniture.

The home, originally owned by William Taylor Shelton, founder of the Shiprock Navajo Indian Reservation and School in New Mexico, houses the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts, an outgrowth of a one-time state fair exhibit, “Village of Yesteryear.”  Displays include intricate woodworking, hand-sewn quilts, dulcimers, pewter crafts, woven baskets and porcelain dolls, as well as a Native American room.

The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in Waynesville showcases distinctive art, handicrafts, and furniture created by North Carolina artists. An outgrowth of an annual State Fair exhibit, “Village of Yesteryear,” the museum’s displays include intricate woodworking, weaving, quilting, pottery, dolls, a Native American room, and many other artifacts.

For hours, fees and other news of exhibits, visit their website




49 Shelton StreetWaynesville, NC 28786Get DirectionsPhone: (828) 452-1551Web: https://sheltonhouse.org/

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