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The History Museum of Burke County
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The History Museum of Burke County

The History Museum of Burke County is dedicated to preserving and displaying our heritage for both current and future generations. Located in Downtown Morganton, North Carolina, the History Museum of Burke County features special exhibits and events year round

The History Museum of Burke County seeks to promote the collection, preservation, educational interpretation and display of those artifacts, documents, and events most representative of Burke County – its prehistory and history, its cultural and economic development, its people and institutions.  Artifact collections change regularly – so please visit often.

Hours of Operation

Old City Hall                    Rail Road Depot

Tuesday-Friday                 Saturdays

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Others days and hours available by appointment. Tour groups should schedule several days in-advance so that Docents will be able to be provided.


FREE to the public. Doantions are accepted.


201 West Meeting St., Morganton, NC 28655


201 West Meeting StreetMorganton, NC 28655Get DirectionsPhone (alt): (828) 437-1777Web: http://www.thehistorymuseumofburke.org/Email: theHistoryMuseum@directUS.net

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