List of museums in North Carolina

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This list of museums in North Carolina is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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82nd Airborne Division War Memorial MuseumFort BraggFayetteville metro areaMilitaryExhibits include the history of the 82nd Airborne Division and historic military aircraft
Ackland Art MuseumChapel HillThe TriangleArtPart of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A.D. GalleryPembrokePiedmontArtwebsite, part of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke
African American AtelierGreensboroPiedmont TriadArtwebsite
African American Cultural ComplexRaleighThe TriangleAfrican Americanwebsite, contributions made by African Americans
Afro-American Cultural CenterCharlotteMetro CharlotteAfrican Americanwebsite, includes art galleries and a 1940s period shotgun house
Agriculture and Transportation MuseumMurfreesboroInner BanksMultiplewebsite, operated by the Murfreesboro Historical Association, antique farm equipment and implements, early carriages, buggies and other vehicles
Airborne & Special Operations MuseumFayettevilleFayetteville metro areaMilitaryRecounts heroic actions of Airborne & Special Operations forces
Alamance Battleground State Historic SiteBurlingtonPiedmont TriadMilitaryVisitor center exhibits focus on American Revolution battle, also historic Allen House
Alamance County Arts CouncilGrahamPiedmont TriadArtwebsite, includes an exhibit gallery in a historic house
Alamance County Historical MuseumBurlingtonPiedmont TriadLocal historyinformation
Alexander-Little WingWadesboroSandhillsHistoric houseOperated by the Anson County Historical Society, 19th-century period house
Allison-Deaver House MuseumBrevardWesternHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Transylvania County Historical Society
American Classic Motorcycle MuseumAsheboroPiedmont TriadTransportationwebsite, Harley Davidson motorcycles
American Military Museum of GastoniaGastoniaMetro CharlotteMilitarywebsite
Andy Griffith MuseumMount AiryFoothillsBiographicalMemorabilia of actor Andy Griffith and the Andy Griffith Show, located at The Andy Griffith Playhouse and Surry Arts Council
Arts Council of Henderson CountyHendersonvilleWesternArtwebsite, includes exhibit gallery
Arts Council of Wayne CountyGoldsboroPiedmontArtIncludes an art gallery
ArtspaceRaleighThe TriangleArtwebsite, visual art center with 3 galleries
Ashe-Covington Medical MuseumWadesboroSandhillsMedicalwebsite, operated by the Anson County Historical Society
Asheville Art MuseumAshevilleWesternArtFocus is 20th and 21st century American art and works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage
Aurora Fossil MuseumAuroraInner BanksNatural historyArea fossils, shark jaws, archaeological artifacts including projectile points, stone tools, jewelry and cooking implements of Native Americans from Eastern North Carolina
Ava Gardner MuseumSmithfieldInner BanksBiographicalLife of actress Ava Gardner
Averasboro Battlefield and MuseumDunnThe TriangleMilitaryHistory of the Battle of Averasborough
Avery County Historical MuseumNewlandWesternLocal historyinformation
Aycock BirthplaceFremontInner BanksHistoric houseMid-19th century period home of governor Charles Brantley Aycock
Ayr MountHillsboroughThe TriangleHistoric houseFederal period plantation home
Backing Up Classics Auto MuseumConcordMetro CharlotteAutomotivewebsite
Badin Historic MuseumBadinMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite
Barker HouseEdentonInner BanksHistoric house18th century house
Barton College GalleriesWilsonInner BanksArtwebsite, part of Barton College
The BascomHighlandsWesternArtwebsite, regional art gallery
Beaufort Historic SiteBeaufortCrystal CoastOpen airIncludes six restored buildings which are open for tours
Bechtler Museum of Modern ArtCharlotteMetro CharlotteArtFocus is mid-20th century European and American modern art, with museum building designed by Mario Botta
Belhaven Memorial MuseumBelhavenInner BanksLocal historywebsite, information
Bellamy MansionWilmingtonLower Cape FearHistoric houseChanging exhibits on architectural history, historic preservation and the design arts
Belmont Historical Society’s Cultural and Heritage Learning CenterBelmontMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite
Bennett Classics Antique Car MuseumForest CityPiedmontAutomotivewebsite
Bennett Place State Historic SiteDurhamThe TriangleCivil WarSite of the largest surrender of Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War, includes reconstructed period farmhouse, visitor center with exhibits
Ben Owen PotterySeagrovePiedmont TriadArtwebsite, includes museum of pottery
Benson Museum of Local HistoryBensonPiedmontLocal historyinformation, information
Bentonville Battlefield State Historic SitePrincetonThe TriangleCivil WarSite of the Battle of Bentonville, includes visitor center with battle displays, period field hospital historic house
Big Ivy Historical Society and ParkBarnardsvillePiedmontOpen airinformation, information
Billy Graham LibraryCharlotteMetro CharlotteBiographicalFeatures exhibits about the life and works of Christian evangelist Billy Graham
Biltmore EstateAshevilleWesternHistoric houseFrench Renaissance inspired chateau with collections of decorative arts and 75 acres (300,000 m2) of formal gardens
Black Cat StationNorth WilkesboroWesternRailroadModel railroad layouts
Black Mountain Center for the ArtsBlack MountainWesternArtwebsite, includes gallery
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts CenterAshevilleWesternArtwebsite
Bladenboro MuseumBladenboroPiedmontMultiplewebsite, local history and art
Blandwood Mansion and GardensGreensboroPiedmont TriadHistoric houseItalianate home of former North Carolina Governor John Motley Morehead
Blount-Bridgers HouseTarboroInner BanksMultiplewebsite, operated by Edgecombe ARTS, includes changing and permanent art exhibits, decorative art, furnishings and textiles, and the Pender Museum of Edgecombe County History, open by appointment
Blowing Rock Art and History MuseumBlowing RockWesternMultiplewebsite, planned museum to open in 2010
Boggan-Hammond HouseWadesboroSandhillsHistoric houseOperated by the Anson County Historical Society, 18th-century period house
Brady C. Jefcoat MuseumMurfreesboroInner BanksHistoryCollection of Americana
Brevard Station MuseumStanleyMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite
Brock Historical MuseumGreensboroPiedmont TriadHistorywebsite, history of Greensboro College
Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic SiteSmithville TownshipLower Cape FearArchaeologyRuins of colonial town and Civil War era fort
Buckner Hill PlantationFaisonInner BanksHistoric housewebsite, open by appointment
Burgwin-Wright HouseWilmingtonLower Cape FearHistoric housewebsite
Burke Arts CouncilMorgantonWesternArtwebsite, features gallery with changing exhibits
Burke Heritage MuseumMorgantonWesternLocal historywebsite, operated by the Historic Burke Foundation, located in the Old Burke County Courthouse
Burnett-Eaton MuseumWilmingtonLower Cape FearAfrican Americaninformation, information
Burwell School Historic SiteHillsboroughThe TriangleHistoric housewebsite, 1830s female academy and home, depicts mid-19th century life
Bryant House and McLendon CabinCarthageSandhillsHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Moore County Historical Association
Cabarrus County Veterans MuseumConcordMetro CharlotteMilitarywebsite
Caldwell Arts CouncilLenoirWesternArtwebsite, features gallery with changing exhibits
Caldwell Heritage MuseumLenoirWesternLocal historywebsite, history of Caldwell County
Calvin Jones Historical HouseWake ForestThe TriangleLocal historyHistory of Wake Forest College and local history
Camden County Jail MuseumCamdenInner BanksJailinformation
Cameron Art MuseumWilmingtonLower Cape FearArtCollection includes fine arts, crafts, and design
Canton Area Historical MuseumCantonWesternLocal historyinformation
Cape Fear MuseumWilmingtonLower Cape FearMultipleHistory, natural science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region
Cape Hatteras LightBuxtonOuter BanksMaritimeIncludes lighthouse and adjacent Museum of the Sea
Carl J. McEwen Historic VillageMint HillMetro CharlotteOpen airwebsite, operated by the Mint Hill Historical Society, includes Mint Hill Country Doctor's Museum, Ira V. Ferguson Country Store, school house, assay office and outbuildings
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic SiteFlat RockWesternBiographicalHome of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer Carl Sandburg
Carolina Basketball MuseumChapel HillThe TriangleSportsPart of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolinas Aviation MuseumCharlotteMetro CharlotteAviationOver 50 aircraft, including flying Piedmont DC3
Carson HouseMarionWesternHistoric house19th century plantation home
Carthage MuseumCarthageSandhillsLocal historyinformation, information
Castle McCulloch Gold MillHigh PointPiedmont TriadMiningwebsite, includes McCulloch Mineral and Technology Museum and tours of the McCulloch Gold Mill
Caswell Center MuseumKinstonInner BanksMedicalHistory of the Caswell Developmental Center, a center for adults with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities
Caswell No.1 Fire Station MuseumKinstonInner BanksFirefightinginformation, information
Catawba County Firefighters MuseumConoverWesternFirefightingwebsite, operated by the Catawba County Historical Association
Catawba County Museum of HistoryNewtonWesternLocal historywebsite, operated by the Catawba County Historical Association
Catawba Science CenterHickoryWesternSciencewebsite
Catherine Smith GalleryBooneWesternArtwebsite, part of Appalachian State University
Cedarock Historical FarmGrahamPiedmont TriadFarm19th-century farm
Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife EducationRaleighThe TriangleNatural historywebsite, ecology and environment of the Piedmont, operated by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Center for Craft, Creativity and DesignHendersonvilleWesternArtwebsite, includes decorative arts gallery, a regional inter-institutional center of the University of North Carolina
C. Grier Beam Truck MuseumCherryvilleMetro CharlotteAutomotiveTrucks, early tractors and trailers, trucking memorabilia
Chadbourn Depot MuseumChadbournPiedmontRailroadinformation
Charlotte Hawkins Brown MuseumSedaliaPiedmont TriadAfrican AmericanFormer school, exhibits on contributions made by African American citizens to education in North Carolina
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire Education Center and MuseumCharlotteMetro CharlotteFirefightingwebsite
Charlotte Museum of HistoryCharlotteMetro CharlotteMultiplewebsite, includes local history museum and 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Homesite with costumed guides
Charlotte Nature MuseumCharlotteMetro CharlotteNatural historyOperated by Discovery Place, features interactive nature exhibits and live animals
Charlotte Trolley MuseumCharlotteMetro CharlotteTransportationwebsite
ChathamArts GalleryPittsboroThe TriangleArtwebsite
Chatham Historical MuseumPittsboroThe TriangleLocal historywebsite
Cherokee County Historical MuseumMurphyWesternLocal historywebsite
Cherry Hospital MuseumGoldsboroPiedmontMedicalHistory of Cherry Hospital, a historic psychiatric hospital for African Americans
Chicamacomico Life-Saving StationRodantheOuter BanksMaritimeIncludes two stations and five outbuildings
Children's Museum of WilmingtonWilmingtonLower Cape FearChildren'swebsite
Children's Museum of Winston-SalemWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadChildren'sGoal is to teach children literature, building, zoology
Children's PlayhouseBooneWesternChildren'swebsite
Chinqua Penn PlantationReidsvilleFoothillsHistoric house1920s 27 room English countryside mansion with decorative arts and furnishings
Clay County Historical & Arts Council MuseumHayesvilleWesternLocal historywebsite, information, housed in the old jail, includes 1920s – 1940s office of a local doctor
Clemmons Educational State ForestClaytonThe TriangleNatural history
Cleveland County Historical MuseumShelbyMetro CharlotteLocal historyinformation
Cliffs of the Neuse State ParkSeven SpringsInner BanksNatural history
Coffey's General StoreEdgemontWesternHistoryinformation, photos, historic general store with a collection of antiques, original store fixtures and photographs
Colburn Earth Science MuseumAshevilleWesternNatural historywebsite, hall of minerals, mining, fossils, astronomy, gemology, geology, meteorology, mineralogy, oceanography
Columbia TheaterColumbiaInner BanksMultiplewebsite, local culture and environment, particularly heritage of farming, fishing, and forestry
Concord MuseumConcordMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite, information
Contemporary Art Museum of RaleighRaleighThe TriangleArtMultimedia contemporary art and design gallery
Core Sound Waterfowl MuseumHarkers IslandCrystal CoastMultiplewebsite, includes duck decoys, local history, culture and natural history and environment
Corolla Wild Horse MuseumCorollaOuter BanksNatural historywebsite
Country Doctor MuseumBaileyInner BanksMedicalwebsite, history of rural health care in the United States
Cowan MuseumKenansvilleInner BanksLocal historywebsite
Cradle of ForestryBrevardWesternMultiplewebsite, nature, conservation, science, forestry, includes two nature trails with historic forestry buildings and equipment, Forest Discovery Center with exhibits about the forest and forestry
Creation Museum & Taxidermy Hall of FameSouthern PinesSandhillsCreationistwebsite, includes stuffed animal mounts and antique tools
Crossnore Weavers and GalleryCrossnoreWesternTextilegallery website, Weavers website, information
C. S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts CenterWintonInner BanksAfrican Americanwebsite
CSS Neuse State Historic SiteKinstonInner BanksMilitaryRemains of the hull of the Confederate ironclad CSS Neuse
Cultural Heritage MuseumKinstonInner BanksAfrican Americanwebsite, information, open by appointment
Cupola HouseEdentonInner BanksHistoric house
Curb Motosports MuseumKannapolisMetro CharlotteAutomotive
Cushman Motorscooter MuseumConcordMetro CharlotteAutomotiveinformation
Dare County Regional Airport MuseumManteoOuter BanksAviationwebsite, features models of aircraft that played a part in the aviation history of Dare County
Darshana Hall PlantationClevelandMetro CharlotteHistoric housewebsite
David John Aaron MuseumMount OlivePiedmontLocal historywebsite
David Williams HouseOcracokeOuter BanksHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Ocracoke Preservation Society
Davidson County Historical MuseumLexingtonPiedmont TriadLocal historywebsite
Delta Arts CenterWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadArtwebsite, arts & humanities, with an emphasis on African American contributions
Diggs GalleryWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadArtwebsite, part of Winston-Salem State University
Discovery PlaceCharlotteMetro CharlotteScience
Discovery Place KidsHuntersvilleMetro CharlotteChildren'swebsite, opening 2009
Doll & Miniature Museum of High PointHigh PointPiedmont TriadToywebsite, formerly the Angela Peterson Doll & Miniature Museum, includes dolls, miniature displays, dollhouses and unusual artifacts
Dr. Robert Smith HouseMount AiryFoothillsLocal historywebsite, information, depicts early 20th century life
Dr. Josephus Hall HouseSalisburyMetro CharlotteHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Historic Salisbury Foundation, mid-19th century period house
Dry Ridge Historical MuseumWeavervilleWesternLocal historyinformation
Duke Homestead State Historic SiteDurhamThe TriangleOpen air1850s home, factories, tobacco farm and museum
Duplin County Veterans MuseumWarsawInner BanksMilitaryinformation
Earth Echoes Children's World MuseumMint HillMetro CharlotteChildren'sinformation
East Carolina Village of YesteryearGreenvilleInner BanksOpen airwebsite
Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society MuseumMount PleasantMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite
Edgecombe County Veterans Military MuseumTarboroInner BanksMilitarywebsite
Edwards-Franklin HouseLow GapWesternHistoric houseEarly 19th-century house, operated by the Surry County Historical Society
Elsewhere Artist CollaborativeGreensboroPiedmont TriadArtwebsite
EnergyExploriumHuntersvilleMetro CharlotteSciencewebsite, located at our McGuire Nuclear Station, exhibits about electricity
Erwin History MuseumErwinPiedmontLocal historyinformation, information
Estes-Winn Antique Car MuseumAshevilleWesternAutomotivewebsite
Fair Bluff Depot MuseumFair BluffPiedmontRailroadinformation
Fascinate-U Children's MuseumFayettevilleFayetteville metro areaChildren'swebsite
Fayetteville Area Transportation MuseumFayettevilleFayetteville metro areaTransportationwebsite
Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Armory and MuseumFayettevilleFayetteville metro areaMilitarywebsite
Fayetteville Museum of ArtFayettevilleFayetteville metro areaArtwebsite, changing exhibits
Fifth Avenue Mask MuseumHendersonvilleWesternAnthropologyinformation, native masks, dolls dressed in native garb and locally produced textiles, open by appointment
Flat Top ManorBlowing RockWesternHistoric houseAlso known as Moses Cone Manor, located in Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, tours of the Victorian mansion's second floor, first floor houses the Parkway Craft Center
Folk Art CenterAshevilleWesternArtAppalachian folk art, crafts and culture, operated by the Southern Highland Craft Guild
Fort DefianceLenoirWesternHistoric housewebsite, 1792 home of Revolutionary general William Lenoir
Fort DobbsStatesvilleMetro CharlotteMilitaryRemains of the 18th-century fort from the French and Indian War era
Fort BranchHamiltonInner BanksMilitary
Fort Fisher State Historic SiteWilmingtonLower Cape FearMilitaryRestored fort and museum
Fort Macon State ParkBeaufortCrystal CoastMilitaryRestored fort and museum
Fort Raleigh National Historic SiteRoanoke IslandOuter BanksHistoryIncludes history of Sir Walter Raleigh's "Lost Colony" and local history
Foscue Plantation HousePollocksvilleInner BanksHistoric houseinformation
Franklin Gem & Mineral MuseumFranklinWesternNatural historywebsite, gems, minerals, fossils, Indian artifacts, fluorescent mineral display, sea shells
Fremont Heritage MuseumFremontInner BanksLocal historyinformation, information
Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History CenterFriscoOuter BanksMultiplewebsite, Native American artifacts, art, and culture, natural history displays
Gaston County MuseumDallasMetro CharlotteMultiplewebsite, art, transportation, textiles, historic hotel
Galyon & Cullis GalleriesGreensboroPiedmont TriadArtwebsite, part of Greensboro College
General William C. Lee Airborne MuseumDunnThe TriangleBiographicalwebsite, former home and military history of General William C. Lee
Gertrude Smith HouseMount AiryFoothillsHistoric housewebsite, information, depicts early 20th century life
GI Memorial House MuseumKannapolisMetro CharlotteHistoric housewebsite, 1945 house built for WWII veterans, operated by the Kannapolis History Associates
Gold Hill Mines Historic ParkGold Hill TownshipPiedmontMiningwebsite, includes Assay Museum, jail and mine shafts
Graham County Museum of Prehistoric RelicsFontana DamWesternArchaeologywebsite, located at the Hike Inn, pre-historic artifacts from North, Central and South America
Graham Historical MuseumGrahamPiedmont TriadLocal historyinformation, information
Grandfather Mountain Nature MuseumLinvilleWesternNatural historywebsite, animals, plants and geology of Grandfather Mountain and surrounding area
Granite Falls History & Transportation MuseumGranite FallsWesternLocal historywebsite, information, housed in the historic Andrew Baird House
Granville County History MuseumOxfordPiedmontLocal historywebsite
Graveyard of the Atlantic MuseumHatterasOuter BanksMaritimemaritime history and shipwrecks of the Outer Banks
Green Hill CenterGreensboroPiedmont TriadArtwebsite, visual arts center with exhibitions of contemporary art and a family gallery
Greene County Museum of Art and HistorySnow HillInner BanksMultipleinformation, information, local and regional art and local history
Greensboro Children's MuseumGreensboroPiedmont TriadChildren'swebsite
Greensboro Historical MuseumGreensboroPiedmont TriadLocal historyExhibits include O. Henry, First Lady Dolley Madison, the Greensboro Sit-ins]], period displays, also late 18th century McNairy House and early 19th century Isley House
Greenville Museum of ArtGreenvilleInner BanksArtwebsite
Gregg Museum of Art & DesignRaleighThe TriangleArtwebsite, part of North Carolina State University, formerly Gallery of Art & Design, includes applied and decorative arts
Grifton Historical MuseumGriftonInner BanksLocal historywebsite
Grimes MillSalisburyMetro CharlotteMillOperated by the Historic Salisbury Foundation, open by appointment and for special events
Guilford College Art GalleryGreensboroPiedmont TriadArtwebsite
Guilford Courthouse National Military ParkGreensboroPiedmont TriadMilitaryRevolutionary War battlefield and museum
Guilford Native American Art GalleryGreensboroPiedmont TriadArtwebsite
Hammerstone Scout MuseumLillingtonThe TriangleScoutingwebsite
Hands On!HendersonvilleWesternChildren'swebsite
Harmony Hall PlantationWhite OakPiedmontOpen air
Harnett County Indian MuseumKiplingFayetteville metro areaNative Americaninformation
Harper House/Hickory History CenterHickoryWesternHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Catawba County Historical Association
Harris Hall MuseumOxfordPiedmontMultiplewebsite, science, history, art, and culture
Hatteras Histories and Mysteries MuseumBuxtonOuter BanksHistoryArchaeological artifacts, history and culture of Hatteras Island
Havelock Tourist & Event CenterHavelockCrystal CoastAviationwebsite, features exhibits about the Marine Corps history and aircraft
Haw River Town MuseumHaw RiverPiedmont TriadLocal history
Hayti Heritage CenterDurhamThe TriangleAfrican Americanwebsite
Haywood HallRaleighThe TriangleHistoric housewebsite, historic home of John Haywood
Health AdventureAshevilleWesternSciencewebsite, Health, biological and physical sciences, technology, and the scientific process
Henderson County Heritage MuseumHendersonvilleWesternLocal historywebsite
Henderson Institute Historical MuseumHendersonWesternAfrican Americaninformation
Hendrick Motorsports MuseumConcordMetro CharlotteAutomotivewebsite, information, ars, trophies, and memorabilia from the Hendrick Motorsports racing teams
Hickory Aviation MuseumHickoryWesternAviationHistoric military aircraft, aircraft weapons, flight suits, art, models
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryWesternArtAmerican art including paintings, contemporary, folk, outsider, studio art glass and pottery
Hickory Ridge HomesteadBooneWesternLivingLocated on the grounds of the Horn in the West, Revolutionary War mountain community
Hiddenite CenterHiddeniteWesternMultiplewebsite, includes Victorian Lucas Mansion and art gallery, doll collection from the 19th century, native gems and minerals
Highlands Historical MuseumHighlandsWesternLocal historywebsite
Highlands Nature CenterHighlandsWesternNatural historywebsite, part of Highlands Biological Station that includes a botanical garden
High Point MuseumHigh PointPiedmont TriadMultiplewebsite, includes local history museum with exhibits about the area furniture industry, 1801 Hoggatt House, 1786 Haley House and a blacksmith shop
Historic BathBathInner BanksOpen airwebsite, includes guided tours of the Palmer-Marsh House, Van Der Veer House, Bonner House
Historic EdentonEdentonInner BanksOpen airwebsite
History Museum of Burke CountyMorgantonWesternLocal historywebsite
Historic Bethabara ParkWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadOpen airSite of first settlement by members of the Moravian Church in 1753
Historic Halifax State Historic SiteHalifaxInner BanksOpen airwebsite, includes visitor center museum, several 18th & early 19th century historic houses, tavern, tap room, Clerk of Court’s Office, Jail and the Montfort archaeological exhibit
Historic Hope PlantationWindsorInner BanksHistoric houseIncludes the 1803 Hope Mansion and 1763 King-Bazemore House
Historic Johnson FarmHendersonvilleWesternFarmwebsite, includes farm house, boarding house, barn loft museum, animals
Historic Latta PlantationHuntersvilleMetro CharlotteLivingwebsite, 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm
Historic Oak ViewRaleighThe TriangleFarmIcludes agriculture exhibit, 1855 farmhouse and detached kitchen, livestock barn, carriage house, and turn-of-the-20th-century cotton gin
Historic Rockwell MuseumRockwellMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite
Historic Rosedale PlantationCharlotteMetro CharlotteHistoric housewebsite, 13 room antebellum plantation
Historic StagvilleDurhamThe TriangleOpen air18th century plantation house, slave cabins, farmer's house, visitor center and barn
Historic Vance House & Civil War MuseumStatesvilleMetro CharlotteHistoric housewebsite
Historic Yates Mill County ParkRaleighThe TriangleMillHistory gristmill and exhibits on the park's natural and cultural history
History House MuseumTilleryInner BanksLocal historywebsite, information, history of 1930s New Deal African American resettlement farm
The History PlaceMorehead CityCrystal CoastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Carteret County Historical Society
Horace Williams HouseChapel HillThe TriangleArtChanging exhibits presented by the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill
Horne Creek Living Historical FarmPinnacleFoothillsFarmDepicts 1900-1910 farm life
House in the HorseshoeSanfordPiedmontHistoric houseLate 18th century period plantation home
Hudson Depot MuseumHudsonWesternRailroadinformation
Hugh Mangum Museum of PhotographyDurhamThe TriangleArtwebsite, information, historic and contemporary photographs
Hugh Torrance House and StoreHuntersvilleMetro CharlotteHistoric houseinformation
Imagination Station Science MuseumWilsonInner BanksScience
Indian Museum of the CarolinasLaurinburgSandhillsNative Americaninformation, photos
Ingram PlanetariumSunset BeachLower Cape FearSciencePlanetarium and science exhibits
International Civil Rights Center and MuseumGreensboroPiedmont TriadHistoryPlanned museum
International Lineman's MuseumShelbyMetro CharlotteIndustrywebsite, history of linemen and the electrical utility industry
Iredell MuseumsStatesvilleMetro CharlotteMultiplewebsite, merger of the Iredell Museum of Arts and Heritage and the Children's Museum of Iredell County; art, history, Heritage Farmstead and children's museum
JAARS Museum of the AlphabetWaxhawMetro CharlotteHistorywebsite, history of the development of the alphabet
Jesse Helms CenterWingateMetro CharlotteBiographicalPapers and works of Senator Jesse Helms, promotes "principles of free enterprise, representative democracy, traditional American values, and a strong national defense"
Jockey's Ridge State ParkNags HeadOuter BanksNatural historyVisitor center museum
Joel Lane Museum HouseRaleighThe TriangleHistoric houseOperated by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, late 18th century period home
John Blue ComplexLaurinburgSandhillsMultiplewebsite, includes the 1890s John Blue House, sawmill, several 19th century cabins, late 19th century general store, a half mile, 18 gauge railroad, a cotton gin, and the Historical Museum of Scotland County which includes antique vehicles
John Charles McNeill HouseWagramSandhillsHistoric houseinformation, open by appointment
John F. Kennedy Special Warfare MuseumFort BraggFayetteville metro areaMilitarywebsite, website, information
Johnston County Heritage CenterSmithfieldInner BanksLocal historywebsite, information
J. Summie Propst HouseHickoryWesternHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Hickory Landmarks Society, late 19th century Victorian house
Jugtown Pottery and MuseumSeagrovePiedmont TriadArtwebsite, information, includes museum of pottery
Junaluska Museum and Memorial SiteRobbinsvilleWesternNative Americanwebsite, located at the burial site of Cherokee Warrior Junaluska
Kidzu Children's MuseumChapel HillThe TriangleChildren'sInteractive exhibit for ages 0–8
Kings Mountain Historical Fire MuseumKings MountainMetro CharlotteFirefightingwebsite
Kings Mountain Historical MuseumKings MountainMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite
Kinston Arts CenterKinstonInner BanksArtwebsite, changing exhibits and model railroad display
Kirby GalleryRoxboroPiedmontArtwebsite, home of the Art Guild of Person County
Körner’s FollyKernersvillePiedmont TriadHistoric housewebsite, unusual historic mansion
Lake Waccamaw Depot MuseumLake WaccamawLower Cape FearLocal historywebsite
Latimer HouseWilmingtonLower Cape FearHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, Victorian period home
Lawndale MuseumLawndaleMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite
Levine Museum of the New SouthCharlotteMetro CharlotteHistorySouthern and regional history and culture since the Civil War
Liberty HallKenansvilleInner BanksHistoric houseLate 18th century plantation house
Light FactoryCharlotteMetro CharlotteArtwebsite, photography and film and related light-generated mediums
Lincoln County Museum of HistoryLincolntonMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite
Louisburg College Art GalleriesLouisburgThe TriangleArtwebsite
Lundy-Fetterman Museum & Exhibit HallBuies CreekPiedmontNatural historywebsite, part of Campbell University
Macon County Historical MuseumFranklinWesternLocal historywebsite, exhibits include Cherokee arrowheads and artifacts, early medical instruments and supplies, period clothing
Madison Dry Goods MuseumMadisonFoothillsHistorywebsite, exhibits include early 20th century hardware, hotel and funeral chapel displays
Malcolm Blue Farm and MuseumAberdeenSandhillsFarmwebsite, 18th-century farm with 1825 farmhouse, grist mill, stable, corn crib, tobacco barn, water tower and windmill
Maple Grove Historical MuseumHickoryWesternHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Hickory Landmarks Society, late 19th century Victorian house
Marbles Kids MuseumRaleighThe TriangleChildren'sFormerly Exploris Museum
Matthews Heritage MuseumMatthewsMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite, located in the 1880 Massey-Clark House, operated by the Matthews Historical Foundation
Maxton MuseumMaxtonSandhillsLocal historywebsite
May Museum and ParkFarmvilleInner BanksLocal historyinformation
McColl Center for Visual ArtCharlotteMetro CharlotteArtwebsite, includes art gallery
McDowell House at Quaker MeadowsMorgantonWesternHistoric houseOperated by the Historic Burke Foundation, 1812 period house
Memory Lane MuseumMooresvilleMetro CharlotteAutomotivewebsite
Mendenhall PlantationJamestownPiedmont TriadHistoric housewebsite, 1811 Quaker Homeplace and plantation buildings
Meredith College GalleriesRaleighThe TriangleArtPart of Meredith College
Mineral and Lapidary MuseumHendersonvilleWesternNatural historyMinerals, rocks, fossils, Native American artifacts
Mint Museum of ArtCharlotteMetro CharlotteArt
Mint Museum of Craft + DesignCharlotteMetro Charlotte
Missiles and More MuseumTopsail BeachLower Cape FearLocal historywebsite, operated by the Historical Society of Topsail Island, exhibits include Operation Bumblebee, Camp Davis, pirates, Native Americans, natural history and the V-22 Osprey aircraft
Mitchell House MuseumThomasvillePiedmont TriadHistoryHistory of the Mills Home orphanage
Montford Point Marine MuseumCamp LejeuneCrystal CoastMilitarywebsite, history of the Montford Point Marines, the first African American Marines
Moores Creek National BattlefieldWilmingtonLower Cape FearMilitaryRevolutionary War battlefield and museum
Mordecai MansionRaleighThe TriangleHistoric houseAntebellum plantation home
Morehead Planetarium and Science CenterChapel HillThe TriangleSciencePart of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Morrow Mountain State ParkAlbemarleMetro CharlotteLocal historyIncludes museum of local cultural and natural history and a restored historic house
Mountain Farm & Home MuseumHendersonvilleWesternAgriculturewebsite
Mountain Farm Museum and Mingus MillCherokeeWesternOpen airIncludes reconstructed late 19th century log farm buildings and a historic corn grist mill
Mountain Heritage CenterCullowheeWesternLocal historywebsite, information, part of Western Carolina University, natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian region
Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage CenterOld FortWesternLocal historyRegional branch of the North Carolina Museum of History, culture and heritage of the southern Appalachians
Mount Airy Museum of Regional HistoryMount AiryFoothillsLocal historywebsite, information
Mount Mitchell State ParkBurnsvilleWesternMultipleIncludes exhibits about the park's natural, cultural and historical heritage
Murfreesboro Historic DistrictMurfreesboroInner BanksOpen airwebsite, tours of several historic houses, shops and the William Rae Museum and Agriculture and Transportation Museum, operated by the Murfreesboro Historical Association
Murray's MillNewtonThe TriangleMillwebsite, operated by the Catawba County Historical Association
Museum of American Cut & Engraved GlassHighlandsWesternArtinformation, information
Museum of American PotteryCreedmoorThe TriangleArtLocated at Cedar Creek Gallery, works by family and studio potters
Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadAnthropologywebsite, artifacts and art from Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania
Museum of Ashe County HistoryJeffersonWesternLocal historywebsite
Museum of Coastal CarolinaOcean Isle BeachLower Cape FearNatural historyNatural science, environment, and cultural history of the Coastal Carolina region
Museum of ColerainColerainInner BanksLocal historyinformation
Museum of Early Southern Decorative ArtsWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadDecorative artsPart of Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Museum of Life and ScienceDurhamThe TriangleScienceFormerly North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, science and natural history exhibits
Museum of North Carolina HandicraftsWaynesvilleWesternArtinformation, decorative arts, handicrafts and furniture created by North Carolina artists; also known as the Shelton House
Museum of North Carolina MineralsSpruce PineWesternNatural historywebsite, information
Museum of North Carolina Traditional PotterySeagrovePiedmont TriadArtwebsite, features displays from surrounding area potteries
Museum of Old Domestic LifeHigh PointPiedmont TriadHistoryinformation, 19th-century household items, tools and everyday artifacts from Quaker homes
Museum of Rutherford HospitalRutherfordtonWesternMedicalwebsite
Museum of the AlbemarleElizabeth CityInner BanksLocal historyRegional branch of the North Carolina Museum of History
Museum of the Cape Fear Historical ComplexFayettevilleFayetteville metro areaLocal historyRegional branch of the North Carolina Museum of History, also features the 1897 Poe House and Arsenal Park
Museum of the Cherokee IndianCherokeeWesternNative Americanwebsite, information
Museum of the MarineJacksonvilleInner BanksMilitaryPlanned museum
Museum of the Native American Resource CenterPembrokePiedmontNative Americanwebsite, part of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, prehistory, history, culture, art and contemporary issues of American Indians, with special emphasis on the Robeson County Native American community
Museum of the WaxhawsWaxhawMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite, includes exhibits on President Andrew Jackson
Museum of World CulturesWilmingtonLower Cape FearArtwebsite, "museum without walls, public display in various buildings at University of North Carolina at Wilmington, includes clothing, textiles, jewelry, pottery, furniture, figures, drawings, photographs, prints and scrolls from all over the world
Mystery HillBlowing RockWesternMultiplewebsite, includes historic house furnished for turn-of-the-20th-century life, science exhibits, Native American artifacts, and the house
NASCAR Hall of FameCharlotteMetro CharlotteSportsPlanned museum to open in 2010
Nasher Museum of ArtDurhamThe TriangleArtPart of Duke University
National Railroad Museum and Hall of FameHamletSandhillsRailroadIncludes railroad artifacts and model train layout
Neal John Deere Tractor MuseumTrinityPiedmont TriadAgriculturewebsite
Newbold-White HouseHertfordInner BanksHistoric houseColonial Quaker home
Neuseway Nature ParkKinstonInner BanksMultiplewebsite, includes the Neuse Planetarium, Health & Science Museum and the Exchange Nature Center
Norlina Train MuseumNorlinaPiedmontRailroadwebsite
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of FameMooresvilleMetro CharlotteAutomotivewebsite
North Carolina Aviation MuseumAsheboroPiedmont TriadAviationRestored aircraft, models, uniforms, memorabilia
North Carolina Baseball MuseumWilsonInner BanksSportsinformation
North Carolina Central University Art MuseumDurhamThe TriangleArtwebsite, part of North Carolina Central University, focus is African-American and African art
North Carolina Collection GalleryChapel HillThe TriangleHistorywebsite, part of the Wilson Library at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, includes literature, photographs, and artifacts about North Carolina history, and three historic rooms with furnishings
North Carolina Cotton MuseumPikevillePiedmontAgricultureinformation, information, also known as the Northern Wayne Heritage Museum
North Carolina EstuariumWashingtonInner BanksArtwebsite, ecology of North Carolina's estuaries
North Carolina Homespun MuseumAshevilleWesternHistorywebsite, history, fine cloth and woodworking crafts of the Biltmore Industries, a school for workers on the Biltmore Estate
North Carolina Maritime MuseumBeaufortCrystal CoastMaritimeRegional branch of the North Carolina Museum of History
North Carolina Maritime Museum at SouthportSouthportLower Cape FearMaritimeRegional branch of the North Carolina Museum of History
North Carolina Maritime Museum on Roanoke IslandRoanoke IslandOuter BanksMaritimeRegional branch of the North Carolina Museum of History, also known as Roanoke Island Maritime Museum
North Carolina Museum of ArtRaleighThe TriangleArt
North Carolina Museum of ForestryWhitevillePiedmontNatural historywebsite, natural history and cultural heritage of our forests and forestry, satellite museum of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Museum of HistoryRaleighThe TriangleHistoryExhibits include state’s military history, decorative arts, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, transportation and changing exhibits of state history and culture
North Carolina Museum of Natural SciencesRaleighThe TriangleNatural history
North Carolina Pottery CenterSeagrovePiedmont TriadDecorative artswebsite
North Carolina School for the Deaf Historical MuseumMorgantonWesternEducationwebsite, information
North Carolina State CapitolRaleighThe TriangleHistoric site
North Carolina Transportation MuseumSpencerMetro CharlotteTransportationRailroad, aviation and automobiles website
North Carolina Wesleyan College GalleriesRocky MountInner BanksArtIncludes the { Mims Gallery and Four Sisters Gallery]
Northampton County MuseumJacksonInner BanksLocal historywebsite, information, information
Oakboro Railroad MuseumOakboroMetro CharlotteRailroadwebsite
Oakboro Regional Museum of HistoryOakboroMetro CharlotteLocal historywebsite
Oconaluftee Indian VillageCherokeeWesternNative AmericanReplica of an 18th-century eastern Cherokee community
Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum of HistoryBald Head IslandLower Cape FearMaritimeReconstructed lighthouse keeper's quarters and local history museum, and tours of lighthouse
Old Brunswick County JailSouthportLower Cape FearJailinformation, website, operated by the Southport Historical Society
Old City JailMount AiryFoothillsMediainformation, re-creation of “The Courthouse” from the Andy Griffith Show
Old Fort Railroad MuseumOld FortWesternRailroadinformation
Old Jail MuseumTaylorsvilleWesternJailwebsite
Old Rock School Railway MuseumValdeseWesternRailroadwebsite, model train layouts and railroad memorabilia, operated by the Piedmont and Western Railroad Club
Old Salem Museums & GardensWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadLiving18th and 19th century Moravian village
Old Salem Toy MuseumWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadToyPart of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, includes toys, dolls, teddy bears, puppets, doll houses, toy zoos, automobiles and planes
Old Wilkes JailWilkesboroWesternJailinformation
Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House MuseumWilsonInner BanksAfrican Americaninformation, contributions of local African Americans
Onslow County MuseumRichlandsInner BanksLocal historywebsite
Orange County Historical MuseumHillsboroughThe TriangleLocal historywebsite
Oriental History MuseumOrientalInner BanksLocal historyinformation
Orton PlantationSmithville TownshipLower Cape FearHistoric houseSouthern plantation, outbuildings and gardens
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife EducationCorollaOuter BanksNatural historywebsite, coastal North Carolina's wildlife, natural history and cultural heritage, operated by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Outer Banks History CenterManteoOuter BanksLocal historywebsite, regional archives with changing exhibits
Page-Walker Arts & History CenterCaryThe TriangleMultipleLocal history and changing art exhibits
Palmer-Marsh HouseBathInner BanksHistoric house1744 home
Pantego Academy Historical MuseumPantegoInner BanksLocal history
Pender County MuseumBurgawLower Cape FearLocal historyinformation, information
Penderlea Homestead MuseumWillardInner BanksHistoric housewebsite, information, homestead community farm of the Depression era
Penland School of CraftsSpruce PineWesternArtIncludes exhibit gallery
Person County Museum of HistoryRoxboroPiedmontOpen airwebsite, complex includes a local history museum in the Governor W. W. Kitchin House, the Male Academy/Parsonage, Woodsdale General Store, Dr. John H. Merritt's office, a tobacco barn, and the Van Hook Subscription School
Pisgah Center for Wildlife EducationPisgah ForestWesternNatural historywebsite, mountain wildlife and habitats, freshwater fish, operated by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Polk County History MuseumTryonWesternLocal historywebsite
Poplar Grove PlantationWilmingtonLower Cape FearHistoric house19th century plantation homestead and outbuildings
Pope House MuseumRaleighThe TriangleHistoric house
Port DiscoverElizabeth CityInner BanksSciencewebsite
Port O' Plymouth MuseumPlymouthInner BanksCivil Warwebsite
President James K. Polk State Historic SitePinevilleMetro CharlotteBiographicalIncludes visitor center with exhibits about James K. Polk, reconstructions of an early 19th-century log house, separate kitchen and barn
Presidential Culinary MuseumGroverWesternHistorywebsite, memorabilia from White House chefs
Raeford-Hoke MuseumRaefordSandhillsLocal historywebsite, information
Railroad HouseSanfordPiedmontLocal historywebsite
Raleigh City MuseumRaleighThe TriangleLocal history
Rankin Museum of American and Natural HistoryEllerbeSandhillsMultiplewebsite, natural history, paleontology, local history, Native American artifacts
Ray Price Legends of Harley Drag Racing MuseumRaleighThe TriangleSportsMotorcycle drag racing
Red Barn Mountain MuseumWaynesvilleWesternLocal historyinformation
Red Springs Historical MuseumRed SpringsPiedmontLocal historywebsite
Reed Gold MineMidlandMetro CharlotteMiningGold mining museum and tunnels
Reynolda House Museum of American ArtWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadArtAmerican art from colonial era to the present
Richard Childress Racing MuseumWelcomePiedmont TriadAutomotivewebsite, website, includes over 50 cars of Richard Childress Racing
Richard Gwyn MuseumElkinFoothillsLocal historyinformation
Richard Petty MuseumLevel CrossPiedmont TriadBiographicalRace car driver Richard Petty and vintage cars
Richmond-Miles History MuseumYanceyvillePiedmont TriadLocal historywebsite, located in the Graves-Florance-Gatewood House
Roanoke Canal Museum & TrailRoanoke RapidsInner BanksTransportationwebsite
Roanoke/Cashie River CenterWindsorInner BanksNatural historywebsite
Roanoke Island Festival ParkManteoOuter BanksMultipleIncludes a museum ship, colonial and Native American living history site, local history museum, art exhibits
Robeson County History MuseumLumbertonInner BanksLocal historywebsite
Rock School Art GalleriesValdeseWesternArtwebsite
Rocky Mount Arts CenterRocky MountInner BanksArtwebsite
Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science CenterRocky MountInner BanksSciencewebsite
Rosenzweig GalleryDurhamThe TriangleArtwebsite
Rosetta C. Baldwin MuseumHigh PointPiedmont TriadAfrican Americanwebsite, contributions of African Americans in local history
Rowan MuseumSalisburyMetro CharlotteHistoryIncludes local history museum in a historic courthouse, the Old Stone House and the Utzman Chambers House
Ruby City Gems & MineralsFranklinWesternNatural historywebsite, store with museum display of gems, minerals and fossils, Native American and pre-Columbian artifacts
Rural Hill, Center of Scottish HeritageHuntersvilleMetro CharlotteOpen airwebsite, includes 265-acre (1.07 km2) historic farm with eight historic structures and three reproductions
Rural Life MuseumMars HillWesternMiningwebsite, information, part of Mars Hill College, open by appointment, Southern Appalachian mountain culture and history
Rush Wray Museum of Yancey County HistoryBurnsvilleWesternLocal historyLocated in the McElroy House, include period furniture and local history exhibits
Rutherford County Farm MuseumForest CityWesternAgricultureinformation, information, antique farm and home equipment
Sam Bass GalleryConcordMetro CharlotteArtwebsite, information, racing art and mementos
Sampson County History MuseumClintonCoastal PlainLocal historywebsite
Sciele Museum of Natural HistoryGastoniaMetro CharlotteNatural historywebsite
SciWorksWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadScienceScience and natural history
Scottish Heritage CenterLaurinburgSandhillsEthnicwebsite, part of the library of St. Andrews Presbyterian College, includes exhibits about the Scottish settlement of southeastern North Carolina
Scottish Tartans MuseumFranklinWesternEthnicwebsite, history of tartans, Scottish history, culture, dress, migration and military
Second Ward Alumni House MuseumCharlotteMetro CharlotteAfrican Americaninformation
Sechrest GalleryHigh PointPiedmont TriadArtwebsite, part of High Point University
SEJ Heritage Center and MuseumLake JunaluskaWesternReligiouswebsite, history of the United Methodist Church
Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr. Library and MuseumMorgantonWesternBiographicalwebsite, life, memorabilia and papers of Sam J. Ervin Jr., located on the campus of Western Piedmont Community College
Shaw House PropertiesSouthern PinesSandhillsHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Moore County Historical Association, includes the antebellum Shaw House, Garner House and Britt Sanders Cabin
Shook MuseumClydeWesternHistoric housewebsite
Smith-McDowell HouseAshevilleWesternHistoric houseVictorian mansion and history exhibits
Smoky Mountain TrainsBryson CityWesternRailroadwebsite, Lionel model train engines, cars and accessories, large model train layout
Somerset PlaceCreswellInner BanksOpen air1830 antebellum plantation and outbuildings
Southeastern Center for Contemporary ArtWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadArtContemporary art gallery
Southern Appalachian Radio MuseumAshevilleWesternTechnologywebsite, antique radios, equipment and history
Sparta Teapot Museum of Craft and DesignSpartaWesternDecorative artsPlanned museum
Spring Hill HouseRaleighThe TriangleHistoric housewebsite, features exhibit about Dorothea Dix and Dorothea Dix Hospital, a psychiatric hospital
Spring Hope Historical MuseumSpring HopeInner BanksLocal historyinformation
St. Paul MuseumRandlemanPiedmont TriadLocal historywebsite, located in the St. Paul M. E. Church, South
Stanly County MuseumAlbemarleMetro CharlotteMultiplewebsite, includes local history exhibits, 1840s period Freeman-Marks House, 19th century I.W. Snuggs House
Stokes County Historical MuseumDanburyFoothillsLocal historywebsite
Stone Mountain State ParkWilkesboroWesternMultipleIncludes Mountain Culture Exhibit and mid-19th century Hutchinson Homestead
Stonewall ManorRocky MountInner BanksHistoric housewebsite, antebellum plantation home
Sunny Brook StoreSpruce PineWesternBiographicalinformation, childhood home of acclaimed North Carolina author Gloria Houston
Swannanoa Valley MuseumBlack MountainWesternLocal historywebsite
Tannenbaum Historic ParkGreensboroPiedmont TriadOpen airwebsite, includes Colonial Heritage Center, 1813 Hoskins House, restored 1830s barn, a replica kitchen and blacksmith shop; adjacent to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Tarkil Branch Farm's Homestead MuseumBeulavillePiedmontOpen airwebsite, 19th century homestead, includes 1830s Dogtrot house, smokehouse, tobacco barn, corn cribs, chicken house and other structures with exhibits
Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit and Pirate Specialty ShopOcracokeOuter BanksHistorywebsite, shop and exhibit about Blackbeard and pirates
Textile Heritage Center at CooleemeeCooleemeePiedmontIndustrywebsite, includes Mill Village Museum, park and planned Mill Family Life Museum
Textile Heritage MuseumGlencoePiedmontIndustrywebsite, features history and machinery of the textile industry, textile history of Alamance County, the Piedmont, and beyond
Theatre Art GalleriesHigh PointPiedmont TriadArtwebsite
Things From Yesteryear MuseumPollocksvilleInner BanksHistoryinformation, open by appointment, includes antique appliances, cars, typewriters, cameras, medical equipment and Fostoria glassware
Thomas Wolfe HouseAshevilleWesternHistoric houseVictorian boyhood home of author Thomas Wolfe
Tobacco Farm Life MuseumKenlyInner BanksAgriculturewebsite
Town Creek Indian MoundMount GileadSandhillsArchaeologyHistoric Pee Dee ceremonial mound with visitor center, two temples, a burial house, palisade wall and residence
Trail of FaithValdeseWesternOpen airwebsite, information, fifteen open-air exhibits and replicas that trace the history of the Waldensians, a Christian spiritual movement
Transylvania Heritage MuseumBrevardWesternLocal historywebsite
Tryon Palace Historic Site & GardensNew BernInner BanksHistoric houseModern reconstruction of the historical colonial governors' mansion of the Province of North Carolina
Turchin Center for the Visual ArtsBooneWesternArtwebsite
Tuscarora Nation MuseumMaxtonSandhillsNative Americanwebsite
University GalleriesGreensboroPiedmont TriadArtwebsite, part of North Carolina A&T State University
USS North Carolina Battleship MemorialWilmingtonLower Cape FearMaritime
Vance BirthplaceWeavervilleWesternHistoric houseReconstructed late 18th century log house and farmstead outbuildings, birthplace of Governor Zebulon Baird Vance
Vance County Historical MuseumHendersonWesternLocal historyinformation
Van Every/Smith GalleriesDavidsonMetro CharlotteArtwebsite, part of Davidson College
Vollis Simpson Whirligig ParkLucamaInner BanksArtinformation, information, PBS article, private sculpture park
Wadesboro High SchoolWadesboroSandhillsEducationwebsite, operated by the Anson County Historical Society
Wake Forest University Fine Arts GalleryWinston-SalemPiedmont TriadArtwebsite
Waldensian Heritage MuseumValdeseWesternReligiouswebsite, information, history of the Waldensians, a Christian spiritual movement
Walter B Jones, Sr. Center for The SoundsColumbiaInner BanksMultiplewebsite, art, natural history, local history
Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature CenterGreenvilleInner BanksNatural historywebsite
Waterworks Visual Arts CenterSalisburyMetro CharlotteArtwebsite
Wayne County MuseumGoldsboroPiedmontLocal historywebsite
Waynesborough Historical VillageGoldsboroPiedmontOpen airwebsite, website, information
Weatherspoon Art MuseumGreensboroPiedmont TriadArtPart of University of North Carolina at Greensboro, modern and contemporary art
Wellington B. Gray GalleryGreenvilleInner BanksArtwebsite, part of East Carolina University
Western Carolina University Fine Art MuseumCullowheeWesternArtwebsite, part of Western Carolina University
Western North Carolina Air MuseumHendersonvilleWesternAviationwebsite, historic aircraft and memorabilia
West Point MillDurhamThe TriangleMill
Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature PreserveSouthern PinesSandhillsNatural historyLongleaf pine forest, including geology, plants, animals and the use of prescribed fires
Whalehead ClubCorollaOuter BanksHistoric house1925 Art Nouveau mansion
Wheels Through Time MuseumMaggie ValleyWesternMotorcyclewebsite 300 historic American motorcycles
Whippoorwill Academy and VillageFergusonWesternOpen airwebsite
Whistlestop Exhibit at Company Shops StationBurlingtonPiedmont TriadRailroadwebsite, information, history of the North Carolina Railroad Company
Wilbur A. Tyndall Tractor MuseumPink HillInner BanksAgricultureinformation, information, open by appointment, tractors, farm equipment and implements, advertisements, signs, agriculture and rural life memorabilia
Wilderness Taxidermy and Wildlife MuseumFranklinWesternNatural historywebsite
Wilkes Art GalleryNorth WilkesboroPiedmont TriadArtwebsite
Wilkes Heritage MuseumWilkesboroWesternLocal historywebsite, includes Old Jail, Robert Cleveland Log House, and exhibits about early settlement, military history, industry, agriculture, medicine, communication, education, entertainment, and transportation
William Rae MuseumMurfreesboroInner BanksLocal historywebsite, main museum of the Murfreesboro Historical Association
Wilmington Railroad MuseumWilmingtonLower Cape FearRailroadwebsite
Wilson Arts CenterWilsonInner BanksArtwebsite
Winton Century Post Office MuseumWintonInner BanksPhilatelicinformation
World Methodist MuseumLake JunaluskaWesternReligiousinformation, history of the Wesleyan movement
Wright Brothers National MemorialKill Devil HillsOuter BanksAviationIncludes museum, test site with outdoor displays and monument
Wright TavernWentworthFoothillsHistoric sitewebsite, open by appointment with the Rockingham County Historical Society
Wrightsville Beach Museum of HistoryWrightsville BeachLower Cape FearLocal historywebsite
YMI Cultural CenterAshevilleWesternAfrican Americanwebsite
Zachary-Tolbert HouseCashiersWesternHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Cashiers Historical Society

Defunct museums[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Thoughts For Mamie Thompson Gumbs and Her Museum