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The History Museum of Burke County

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Great history of area and Lake James

Volunteers do a great job of running this museum. Each area offers something unique. The downstairs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Morganton, North Carolina
Really interesting

Who knew that years before the famous Lost Colony that there was an attempt to colonize the western... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Durham, North Carolina
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4 weeks ago
“Great history of area and Lake James”
12 Jul 2018
“Really interesting”
The museum contains two floors of galleries and exhibits artifacts that depict the colorful history of Burke County.
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201 W Meeting St, Morganton, NC 28655-3761
+1 828-437-1777
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Volunteers do a great job of running this museum. Each area offers something unique. The downstairs has great photos of the building of nearby Lake James.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lee O
Reviewed 30 May 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank sanfrangiants33
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ronni S
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank wildcatsu
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank j b
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Vickie B
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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Atkirkley
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
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