We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Another Visit

Good place to visit and the activities downtown are worth the trip. Look close or you will miss... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2019
via mobile
Courthouse fun

This is a great courthouse square. There are many summer music events on the lawn and the building... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Morganton, North Carolina
via mobile
Read all 16 reviews
All photos (23)
All photos (23)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
8 Feb 2019
“Another Visit ”
10 Dec 2018
“Courthouse fun”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Courthouse Square, Morganton, NC 28680
+1 828-437-4104
Improve This Listing
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
16 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you town of morganton for welcoming dozens of people on a business trip with parking tickets. You wouldn't help with any of them, saying we should have called ahead. How could we possibly know to call ahead when half of us weren't even from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Honestreviews828
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

Good place to visit and the activities downtown are worth the trip. Look close or you will miss some hidden gems from food and courthouse to shopping and activities

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 504rodl
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

This is a great courthouse square. There are many summer music events on the lawn and the building is lovely. Grab a lunch to go from an uptown restaurant and have a picnic!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 2Fortunes
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Definitely and unique and worthwhile stop. Great historical information with a pleasant and congenial guide.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Helms4
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My husband and I were having dinner with friends in Morganton and came early to wander around town. The Old Burke County Courthouse sits right in the heart of downtown. We were there too late in the day to go inside, but there are several...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Anne M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Great facts on Historical Burke County Courthouse. Lots of entertaining information. Close to neat and different quaint shops, great bakery, and good eats.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank janeyporter67
Reviewed 26 June 2017

beautiful garden. The Nation's most important documents are outside in waterproof frames. what a great idea.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank marysmom0213
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The courthouse building is still open to the public and houses a history museum. the gardens are beautiful in the spring with many rose bushes. Much history is to be enjoyed at this historical and beautiful grounds.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Starreviews4U
Reviewed 14 September 2016

There is a small museum in the building that is opened during the weekdays. But the best thing about the Old Burke County Court House, other then it's history is that it is a regular venue for outside music and other activities. It is one...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Wantatravel22
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a great place to visit in downtown Morganton. There is so much history here. There is a lot to do and see in the town as well.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Zx6girl
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
The Inn At Glen Alpine
122 reviews
9.30 miles away
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Morganton
189 reviews
9.64 miles away
Hampton Inn Morganton
413 reviews
10.03 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites
90 reviews
10.07 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 120 nearby restaurants
103 reviews
8.00 miles away
The Pie Hole
45 reviews
7.30 miles away
Limbertwig Cafe
25 reviews
7.96 miles away
Pat's Snack Bar
28 reviews
7.97 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 34 nearby attractions
Catawba Meadows Park
30 reviews
6.92 miles away
Fonta Flora Brewery
44 reviews
7.83 miles away
Catawba Brewing Co
34 reviews
8.12 miles away
Table Rock
41 reviews
9.14 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Old Burke County Courthouse staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines