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Museums in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Photo:  Wilkes Heritage Museum in restored Wilkes County Court House, Wilkesboro, NC.

Many distinctive local museums  provide a wealth of insight and inspiration for visitors seeking a deeper cultural understanding of the region.

The cultures that comprise the patchwork quilt of mountain heritage are illuminated in the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, the Scottish Tartans Museum, the Mountain Heritage Center, and the Waldensian Museum.

The isolation, perseverance, and ingenuity of pioneer farms are showcased at the Hickory Ridge Homestead, Mountain Gateway Museum, and Mountain Farm Museum.

Minerals in the Blue Ridge 

The Museum of North Carolina Minerals tells the story of an important natural resource and is a major interpretive site for a Revolutionary War trail.

Museums In Partnership

MIP logoMuseums in Partnership is a network of all the museums in Western North Carolina that work together to combine resoures, share education, and network.  To learn more, click here.

Or visit the websites of the museums listed below to discover the wealth of history and heritage available to you in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

In light of COVID-19 precautions, some sites may be closed or events canceled. Please check directly with the sites listed for the latest information.