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The History Museum of Burke County

201 W Meeting St, Morganton, NC 28655-3761
+1 828-437-1777
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History of Morganton and Burke County in Friendly setting.

A nice place to spend some time looking back in History. Ask some questions and visit years gone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee O
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Morganton, North Carolina
Great Place for Local history buffs

This place puts the entire history of the county in one museum. It shows literally everything from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sanfrangiants33
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Hickory, North Carolina
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The museum contains two floors of galleries and exhibits artifacts that depict the colorful history of Burke County.
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1 week ago
“History of Morganton and Burke County in Friendly setting.”
3 weeks ago
“Great Place for Local history buffs”
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201 W Meeting St, Morganton, NC 28655-3761
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to spend some time looking back in History. Ask some questions and visit years gone by in Morganton.

Thank Lee O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place puts the entire history of the county in one museum. It shows literally everything from the history of the textiles and fabrics, to the local lore about how morganton was developed, it has a hands on exbihbit for small children and adults alike,...More

Thank sanfrangiants33
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The History Museum of Burke County is a true gem. The volunteers and so knowledgeable and friendly. My favorite exhibit is of the US Military uniforms.

Thank Ronni S
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way up to the mountains with our three young children and were escorted around by lovely older man. Frankly we were shocked at the amazing array of historical pieces and artifacts in this one building. (And all for FREE!) You...More

Thank wildcatsu
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Take a minute ( or 2 hours ) like we did and go in brothers and sisters. You will be given an outstanding tour by some great people that really know the area and are very knowledgeable about every exhibit they have. And trust me...More

Thank j b
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

A wonderful place to stop at while visiting Morganton. I received a personalized guided tour that opened my eyes to the history of Burke County. Each room is like stepping back in the past. You will learn about the people and their findings that made...More

Thank Vickie B
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have been to this museum twice since I have lived in the area. My kids love it. It is literally like going back into time. They can see what an old hair salon may have looked like, an old school, telephone, typewriters, Burke Co....More

Thank Atkirkley
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Very Interesting stroll through their wonderful collection of history. Burke County has a robust past and a story if given by the right storyteller every child would find their heritage fascinating.

Thank Starreviews4U
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

North Carolina is blessed with museums big and small. This one has emphasis on Burke County and WNC since the American Revolution, but also strongly to life in the mountain area and piedmont region of the 19th and 20th centuries. All American wars are remembered...More

Thank Bill L
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