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Wilkes Heritage Museum

100 E Main St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2419
+1 336-667-3171
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Great stop

Very clean and well organized. Work still being done on log house but museum and jail open. Well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol x
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Wilkesboro, the unknown secret

This area went under a renovation. It's beautiful and a great place to spend the day. There are a... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
duane F
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100 E Main St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2419
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+1 336-667-3171
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"included in the price"
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"small town"
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"poultry"
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"admission"
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"industry"
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"ghost"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very clean and well organized. Work still being done on log house but museum and jail open. Well worth a visit and then eat at Dooley’s.

Thank Carol x
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This area went under a renovation. It's beautiful and a great place to spend the day. There are a few quaint restaurants near by and a candy shop!

1  Thank duane F
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

We went December 9th in celebration of upcoming Christmas so admission was free but I would have gladly paid. Great representation of the area's history and rise and fall of manufacturing, etc. Lowes Hardware got it's start there among many other stories. If you are...More

1  Thank Joel P
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A Great History of Wilkes life. From industry to medical, transportation to moonshine. Church history, schools and music. Great place to go !

1  Thank Mikerhoulas
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Wilkes Heritage Museum has an interesting collection of local historical artifacts that are related to the county's historical ties to moonshining, NASCAR auto racing, & the poultry production industry. Best place to start to get an overview of the historical significance of Wilkes Co....More

2  Thank gpaul2016
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

What a great museum! Wouldn't expect this in a small town. Beautiful old building. Also, make sure you leave enough time to visit the cabin and old jail. Those are included in the price of admission!

1  Thank R M
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The museum is full of local history of the region. Great exhibits! Loved the ghost tours as well. The tour guide are dressed in costume to help with the atmosphere of the tour.

1  Thank creatamem
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

My husband and I stopped into town to visit. They had wonderful holiday lunch set up for visitors. We were talking with a nice couple who are natives and they were kind enough to give us a personal tour of the musuem and we learned...More

1  Thank martha w
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wilkes County was known as "the moonshine capital of the world". Did you know that many of the first NASCAR drivers learned their skills running moonshine? The museum is in the old Wilkes County Courthouse. It's very well done and so far has been one...More

1  Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Wilkes Heritage Museum is housed in the old county court house in Wilkesboro, a 2 story display of artifacts from the area. Well worth the 6 bucks admission----which includes a guided tour of the Old Jail and Cleveland Log House at nearby locations, like...More

2  Thank hartsellj
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