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Who knew that years before the famous Lost Colony that there was an attempt to colonize the western world as far as Tennessee mountains? The existing residents didn’t take this very well and killed off the intruders. This museum has definitive evidence of this account....More
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
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
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
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
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