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Polk County History Museum
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Polk County History Museum

The Polk County History Museum in Columbus, NC, comprises a fine collection of historic artifacts that tell the story of Polk County, including an early 1800’s stage coach, antique farm tools and implements, a school display, a home setting, a doctor’s office, a beauty parlor and many pictures from the past. In addition, the museum’s research desk can provide assistance with genealogical searches. The museum has a gift shop with variety of items including vintage postcards, Polk County History Book, Polk County Cemetery Census and more.

The Polk County History Museum is within walking distance of the Polk County Courthouse which was built in 1859, and historical markers and points of interest such as the Howard Monument, the Dough Boy statue and Stearns Park.

Hours of Operation

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am – 1 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment. There is no charge for admission.


The museum is located in The Feagan Building at 60 Walker St., lower level. The entrance is in the rear of the building.


60 Walker StreetColumbus, NC 28722Get DirectionsPhone (alt): (828) 894-3351

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