Established in 1945 to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the history of the Division from 1917 to the present. The primary purpose of the museum is to tell the military and civilian communities about the Division in World Wars I and II, airborne development in the early 1940s, the major airborne campaign of World War II, and the history of the 82nd Airborne Division following World War II
The ACC Hall of Fame celebrates the past, present and future of the Atlantic Coast Conference which is based in Greensboro. Many interactive and multi-purpose exhibits are used to showcase the league's history over the past 58 years.
Recounting the heroic acts from the early days of Parachute Test Platoon to the ongoing Global War on Terrorism and preserves the forever extraordinary feats by the Army's Airborne. The Special Operations Forces and all who jump from the sky into battle.
The forty-acre historic site interprets the May 16, 1771 Battle of Alamance where Royal Governor William Tryon of the NC Colonial Militia defeated the Regulators. The Regulators sought better regulation of government officials.
Nineteenth-century plantation complex depicting the lifestyle of the Holt family in Alamance County, pioneers in the state’s textile industry. Contains five-period rooms, a permanent textile exhibit on Alamance Plaids, and rotating local history exhibits.
The Andy Griffith Museum is home to the largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia from the life and career of Andy Griffith including props from the show donated by Andy Griffith and other prominent cast members.
General museum with collections of period furniture, agriculture, paintings, and colonial garden. The site also includes 1783 Boggan-Hammond House, 1880 Cedar Creek Meeting House, and 1820 Alexander Little Wing.
Historic markers outline the events of the March 1865 military action which was the prelude to the Battle of Bentonville. Museum outlines conflicts of the battle and contains artifacts as well as period uniforms and a diorama.
Dedicated to preserving the history of the town of Belmont and the immediate surrounding area. Center is housed in the R. L. Stowe Historical Home. It is the third oldest house in Belmont. Old mill house is being restored on the grounds of the center. Also includes local sports hall of fame and many military artifacts from World War II.
The Bennett Place includes a modern visitor’s center, three historic buildings, a museum, and a 15-minute audiovisual program. This was the site of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s surrender to Gen. William T. Sherman. The largest surrender of the Civil War.
The 1808 Federal style Plantation home was the residence businessman Thomas Blount, who served in the NC Legislature. The Historic home includes period exhibit rooms and a large collection of 20th-century art by Hobson Pittman.
Mid-19th-century Hillsborough revealed through the lives of the Burwell family, slaves, and the students who attended their “excellent female school” from 1837-1857. House (c. 1821-1848), brick school building (1837), and brick necessary (1837) remain.
85-acre public botanical garden located approximately one mile from downtown Fayetteville. Situated along both the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek. The garden offers ornamental and native plant gardens, gazebo garden, 100-year-old farmhouse, and heritage gardens.
An interactive 8,000-square-foot basketball museum located on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. The Museum highlights the evolution of the Tar Heel basketball uniforms and has a database every Tar Heel player.
The premier golf museum in the Carolinas housed inside the Carolinas Golf Association Offices in Southern Pines. Golf artifacts, memorabilia and facts on the history of golf throughout the Carolinas. Also home of the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame Inductees. Museum is opening in 2016.
Built in 1832 as a gold refinery, Castle McCulloch boasts three-foot thick granite walls, a moat, a drawbridge, interior wrought iron tapestries, and cathedral ceilings. On National Register of Historic Sites.
The museum displays firefighting equipment, tools, radio equipment, ladders, fire extinguishers, and other firefighting artifacts. The museum educates the public on fires, fire safety, and fire prevention.
Housed at the Neoclassical Revival-style former courthouse built in 1924, the museum features an extensive collection of Civil War artifacts and local folk art, including pottery, as well as objects depicting the industrial development of Catawba County.
This site includes the Revolutionary Era home of Hezekiah Alexander. Built in 1774, it is Charlotte and Mecklenburg’s oldest surviving structure. The museum includes a rich variety of changing exhibits of historical/cultural items.
The Rocky Mount Children’s Museum is a Division of the City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department and is a hands-on science museum for the entire family. There is always something fun to see and do at the Children’s Museum & Science Center.
Historic mill listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The roller mill was a meeting place for the agricultural community surrounding the town of China Grove. The museum includes pictorial exhibits, artifacts and a video on the history of the mill and the China Grove community. Operated by the Historical Society of South Rowan.
The Museum is housed in a former hardware store and is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of North Carolina's capital city. The museum curates temporary and permanent exhibits about the city's people, places, and resources.
An Art Museum located in the historic area of downtown Raleigh. All art and exhibits are new and unique. No permanent exhibits. Each exhibit will change about every three months. CAM has a unique partnership with NC State's College of Design.
Wonderful NASCAR historical museum with a total of 23 cars on display including 7 Indy Cars. The #2 car Dale Earnhardt drove in his first Winston Cup Championship and the #43 car Richard Petty drove in his 199th Winston Cup win are also on display. Museum also includes recording industry memorabilia.
This 425-acre park offers a 10-acre lake for paddle boating and fishing. Other attractions include live animal exhibits, nature center, tennis courts, picnic shelters, playground, volleyball, horseshoes, ball fields, miniature golf, carousel, gem mining, and a miniature train ride for children.
Horse and Mule Days in October. Horse and mule demonstrations by the NC Draft Horse and Mule Association and Mule Show by Carolina Mule Association. The site includes shingle mill, grist mill, country store, church, plantation buildings, and blacksmith demonstrations.
The major cultural center at Winston-Salem State University, the gallery offers 10-15 art exhibitions each year highlighting vibrant African-American world culture. While on campus, also view the Biggers murals and the sculpture garden.
Exhibits and artifacts of transportation from days gone by are featured in this new downtown museum which opened in June of 2006. From the Native American trails to steamboats and trains, explore the importance of the early trade communities of Cross Creek and Campbellton.
Fort Dobbs, a French & Indian War fort, was built in 1756 to protect western settlements from Indian attack. The exact location of the Fort has been determined by archaeological sites. Displays, artifacts, trails, and recreation facilities.
Located in the former Hoffman Hotel (circa 1852), the museum features elegantly furnished period hotel rooms, a hands-on Reception Parlor on the renovated third floor, a view of early home textile manufacture, and changing exhibits.
Built in 1921, through the local Freedman's Board, Dr. George S. Shaw, established the Timothy Darling Presbyterian Church in 1888. Dr. Shaw founded the Mary Potter Academy, a parochial and boarding school for African-Americans in 1889.
The housing shortage at the end of World War II prompted Cannon Textile Company to erect 100 prefabricated homes for returning veterans. One historical GI home has been preserved and furnished with household items from the era.
Another classic military attraction located at the Maxton-Laurinburg Airport. This facility is the main training facility for the Golden Knights U.S. Army Parachute teams. This program dates back to 1959.
This railroad museum complex includes the Tornado Building, the Hamlet Visitors Center, Main Street Park and the Hamlet Depot, the only Queen Victorian train station in North Carolina. The museum also includes hands-on exhibits and visual displays exploring the history of the Seaboard Airline Railroad.
The rustic museum includes a craft shop, artifact display, and a log cabin which shows how the early pioneers lived. The museum was built to preserve the memory of the Harnett Indian villages which once thrived along the Cape Fear River.
A milestone for African American Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center features three galleries and will establish Charlotte as a nationally significant place for the presentation of African American visual and expressive culture.
Once the "Corduroy Capital of the World," Haw River was home to 3 NC Governors. Artifacts from three centuries and a large collection of photographs from the last 120 years celebrate the history of the town founded by Adam Trollinger in 1745.
Federal-style house built by Treasurer John Haywood for his family c. 1799. Descendants occupied until 1977 when left to Colonial Dames. Family portraits, furnishings, and restored gardens. Original site with early paintings, barn, hitcher, and third gazebo.
Exhibits trace the development of High Point from a small Quaker village through the establishment of the furniture and textile industries to a technology-based international business center. The historic park is home to the Hoggett House (1754), the Haley House (1786), and a working blacksmith shop.
The 150-acre park, site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina. Museum features restored 1788 Moravian Church and palisade fort, as well as reconstructed colonial medicinal gardens and archaeological remains. 195-acre Nature Preserve.
Visit Bethania, stroll the tree-lined streets and see carefully preserved 15th and 19th century homes. Historic Bethania Visitor Center Complex includes the 1799 Wolff Moer House and 1894 Alpha Chapel Walk. Some trails in our community which provide a scenic escape.
Built in 1876, this historic Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. It houses office space, a historical museum, and a library that are currently maintained by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Memorabilia dates back to pre-Revolutionary War.
This historic ballpark served as a major film location for the hit movie “Bull Durham” and was the original home of the Durham Bulls for more than 50 years. It now hosts the renowned Bull Durham Blues Festival each year.
The home of the “Halifax Resolves,” the first official action for independence by any colony. Several historic structures are open on the site including the Sally-Billy House, the Burgess House, the Halifax County Jail & Taproom Tavern & Owens House.
An 1890's Victorian-style home. The complex includes the John Blue House, which features original woodwork and brightly colored stained glass, a restored cotton gin, the A.D. Gibson General Store, several cabins from the county and a small passenger train.
Tour the circa 1800 Catawba River Plantation House along with its gardens and ten outbuildings. Heritage breeds of livestock and frequent demonstrations by interactive staff bring to life the lives of our ancestors as America grew and prospered following the American Revolution.
Home of the only remaining gristmill in Wake County. The park offers mill tours from March through November and corn grinding displays on each third weekend during this period. The park offers a variety of activities including fishing and hiking.
Horne Creek Living Historical Farm serves as a research center and outdoor museum dedicated to the study, preservation, and interpretation of North Carolina’s agricultural and rural heritage, circa 1900-1910.
The house, built in 1772, was the site of a skirmish on July 29, 1781, between Rebels and Loyalists during the Revolution. The house still has scars from that battle. The house was also the home of the 9th NC governor Benjamin Williams.
Imagination Station is a science and technology center where everyone has the special power to explore. It is located in the Historic Wilson Federal Courthouse. All of the exhibits are hands-on so guests can push, pull, and handle everything.
The museum has been established on the original site of the 1960 sit-ins in the Woolworths Building in downtown Greensboro. The museum also honors the event and those who participated in the 1960 sit-ins. sitinmovement.org
Located in the Water Pump Station, the museum's permanent collection includes noteworthy portrait miniatures, historical artifacts, vintage clothing, and numerous paintings and sculptures from local artists.
Located on the site of the birthplace of the 11th U.S. President. Exhibitions commemorate significant events in the Polk administration. Reconstructions of typical homestead buildings – log house, barn, and separate kitchen are authentically furnished.
Demonstration replica of the Senator’s DC office. Memorabilia of his 25-year career including photos, cartoons, and gifts. Second building includes the archives, training center, and Charles A. Cannon Free Enterprise Hall of Fame.
A great variety of public records, private manuscripts, photographs, family histories, old newspapers, and artifacts have been to allow scholars, historians, genealogists, and students to study the history and culture of Johnston County and its people.
SciWorks makes learning about science a fun family outing with interactive exhibits such as a 20-foot tall tree that children can climb inside and learn about trees and a fountain that feature a four-foot diameter, 5,300-pound granite ball.
The park commemorates a pivotal and significant victory by Patriot militia over Loyalist forces during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. The October 7, 1780, battle destroyed the left wing of Cornwallis’s army and ended Loyalist dominance.
Korner’s Folly built 1878-1880 and has 22 rooms located on seven levels. Located on the top level is one of the first private little theaters built in the US. Throughout the house, you will see murals, carved woodwork, cast-plaster details, art & more.
Check out the only Harley-Davidson drag racing museum in the world, located on the second floor of one of the largest Harley dealerships in the United States. The showroom is the home of the world-famous drag racing champion Ray Price.
Tour one of the largest homes in the southeastern US with more than 60 rooms. Located on a hill in view of the Uwharrie Mountains, this historic home contains architectural details found in many 18th century homes.
The Museum is housed in the former First Baptist Church of Lincolnton, currently the Lincoln Cultural Center. The museum displays artifacts and objects from the time of Lincoln County’s formation (1779) to the present.
Through this exhibit, you will have the opportunity to see displays of exotic animals you may otherwise never encounter. Highlights of the exhibit include a polar bear and a mountain goat from Alaska, sheep and goitered gazelle from Iran, and a leopard, a zebra, an elephant, a reedbuck, a lion, a gnu, an impala, and a rhinoceros from Africa.
Built in 1832 on an earlier Statehouse Foundation, the Market House is listed on the National Register for Historic Places and is a national landmark. Its unique architecture endures as a visible symbol of the city.
The MMAC is a local history museum dedicated to presenting a factual account of the origin, development, and growth of the town of Marshville and the surrounding area. The Center includes artifacts and display from local area artists and residents of Marshville.
Housed in Angier's Downtown Municipal Building. Large collection of gourds made into lamps, teapots, toy animals as well as musical instruments including drums and chimes. Very large gourds also on display.
More than 100 vehicles are showing the automobile from the early 1900s. Trace the history of stock car racing from the early moonshine days to the super speedways. Large collection of antique toys, pedal cars, go karts, bicycles, gas pumps, auto memorabilia, and gift shop.
From 1899 to 1943 a narrow gauge train connected Cleveland Mill & Power Company in Lawndale to Shelby. The Lawndale Historical Society restored the boxcar and store. Metcalfe is the southern limit of the “South Mountain Scenery” Scenic Byway.
Located in the 1860 Milton State Bank. Museum of Milton tells the history of the local community. The museum is on the National History Registry. Open Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment. Located across the street from the Thomas Day House/Union Tav.
The Mint Museum Uptown houses world-renowned collections of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, as well as the American Art collections, the Contemporary Art collections and selected works from the European Art collection.
This Museum of Mountain Bike Art and Technology is a unique biking museum includes a collection of over 400 bicycles from 1869 through the 1990's. Boneshakers, ordinaries, Stingrays, muscle bikes, Olympic bikes, racing bikes and over 250 mountain bikes are included in the museum.
The Museum is located in a turn-of-the-century downtown home; it interprets the history of the town of Mt. Gilead through permanent and special exhibits. Other exhibits and displays include topics such as the military, education, athletics, the economy, clubs, and organizations, the religious community and the general history of Mt. Gilead and its people.
The Museum of Durham History makes the stories of Durham's past available to the local community and its visitors. Visitors to the Museum’s first location, the History Hub, can see a rotating slate of interactive exhibits on the history of the Bull City.
Located across the street from the John Blue House. The museum showcases the unique history of farming and industry in the region as well as antique cars and a fire engine, model trains, and numerous artifacts from the Civil War.
Regional museum features exhibits relating the history of southeastern North Carolina. Arsenal Park houses the remains of the Fayetteville Arsenal (1836-1865). The 1897 Poe House is a restored late Victorian residence.
Located in what was once Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility. The site contains an authentic train depot, antique automobiles, and a 37-stall roundhouse that includes 25 locomotives and other exhibit areas.
Your introduction to the North Carolina Clay Tradition begins with us; visitor information and sample displays of area potteries. Changing exhibits featuring both historical traditions and contemporary work by North Carolina potters.
A Railroad History Museum that preserves & collects the history of Norlina and the Seaboard Airline Railroad. A former U.S. Department of Defense Hospital Car houses the museum. The museum includes the Francis Edgerton Collection of railroad schedules, photos & memorabilia.
Interesting aviation museum which includes both military and civilian memorabilia. Museum has an impressive collection of military vehicles, weapons, equipment, uniforms and a flight simulator as well as a Piper J-3 "Flitfire" flown by Orville Wright.
The museum showcases baseball memorabilia from across North Carolina. It features a “Walk of Fame” and baseball mementos from ball players including Catfish Hunter, Hoyt Wilhelm, Gaylord Perry, Enos Slaughter, Rick Ferrell, and Buck Leonard.
Native plants displayed in natural habitat gardens of the coastal plain, piedmont, and mountains; perennial borders; carnivorous and aquatic plants; ferns; two-mile nature trail; plant families garden; herb garden. Most paths in collections are wheelchair user accessible with the assistance needed on grades.
The collection represents 5,000 years of artistic heritage. Areas of particular emphasis include Old Dutch Masters, American 19th-century paintings, Renaissance masterpieces, Egyptian artifacts, classical statues, and tribal art.
The Museum interprets the ecology, prehistory, history and culture of 14 counties in the middle Coastal Plain region of North Carolina through exhibits, collections of significant and appropriate artifacts and programming for visitors of all ages.
A large collection of memorabilia and musical memories of over 300 of North Carolina's best musicians and writers. Visitors learn more about such greats as John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Charlie Daniels, Andy Griffith, Randy Travis, and Clyde McPhatter.
The NCNC Museum is dedicated to preserve and explain the service and traditions of the North Carolina National Guard. The museum is located in the State’s Joint Force Headquarters and has a mobile museum, “The History Machine.”
500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats. Visitors can learn how to to conserve and protect wild things and places and can also discover more than 1,100 animals, 40,000 plants as well as extensive outdoor art collection.
Local railroad museum funded by the NC Transportation Enhancement Program and the Oakboro Regional Historical Foundation. Restored Norfolk Southern caboose is permanently located on the tracks at the museum site.