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Transylvania Heritage Museum

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A Step Back In Time

Situated in a small, quaint house, this museum has a wonderful timeline with spectacular photos... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Sandra S
Naples, Florida
Love the Aluminum Christmas Tree Exhibit!

Brevard is a quaint and great small town in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It's famed for... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2016
Asheville, North Carolina
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23 Sep 2018
“A Step Back In Time”
22 Dec 2016
“Love the Aluminum Christmas Tree Exhibit!”
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Situated in a small, quaint house, this museum has a wonderful timeline with spectacular photos that tell the history of the county and of Brevard, the county seat from its formation to present day. The curator is a 3rd or 4th generation resident so she...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandra S
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Brevard is a quaint and great small town in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It's famed for its white squirrels, which are I think a subspecies of the gray squirrel and not just an albino variant (but don't hold me to that -- I'm...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank LanSluderBelize
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

The museum isn't especially big and it won't take a ton of time to do, but it is a really great stop for an hour or so. The people who ran the place were extremely nice and we learned a lot about summer camps that...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank rawband
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Nestled in a little house next to the Post Office in Brevard, the exhibits are varied & interesting. Small children probably wouldn't be entertained but history buffs will like some of the collection (old medical implements!)

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank DahliaEnabler
Reviewed January 2, 2016

Brought back childhood memories. Pat, the director of the museum, was quite informative and a pleasure to talk with. We'll be back for the next exhibit !

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Vicki M
Reviewed December 31, 2015

Everything looked so beautiful and all the trees took me back to my childhood and seeing these trees at my great grandmothers, great Aunts and mamaw's homes. Christmas was such a grand time when all the family got together.

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Leann M
Reviewed December 19, 2015

We made an overnight trip to Brevard. Seeing the ATOM display of vintage aluminum trees at the museum was our driving force to go 125 miles one way. It was fun and funny. No charge but donations requested. After leaving we found so much more...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Pat O
Management response:Responded December 21, 2015

I am glad you came to see the Museum's display and tour Brevard. There will be new ideas in the ATOM exhibit next year. We would love to see you agian.

Reviewed December 16, 2015

Loved seeing the trees all lit up and decorated. It reminded me of my childhood when these trees became popular. Enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank 966cherryh
Management response:Responded December 18, 2015

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! We plan to have this exhibit (with fresh ideas) every year. Do come again.

Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

After seeing reviews of 4.5 stars, we drove 80 miles to see this. I was expecting to see vintage ornaments along with the aluminum trees. There weren't many trees, and I didn't see any ornaments from the 50's and 60's. Some Christmas music would have...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank CPM1964
Management response:Responded December 13, 2015

Thank you for visiting our Museum and our current exhibit of aluminum trees. The exhibit has existed since the 1990's and has always featured a whimsical quirky theme for each tree. It is visited by hundreds each year from far and wide. I am sorry...More

Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a sweet little museum, free but asking donations. It gives a very good idea of our county's history. Right now, they are highlighting the areas history of children's camps. A good spot to spend 30-40 minutes, with a few activities for kids, and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Margowill
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June 1, 2017|
Response from LanSluderBelize | Reviewed this property |
I don't know of any special exhibits set for August. The little museum does have permanent exhibits (photos, tools, etc.) on the history of Brevard and Transylvania County. The aluminum Christmas tree exhibit, which starts... More