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Museum of Ashe County History

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Free museum, super friendly staff! Make sure to do the railroad search game- my kids (age 10 and... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
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Trip down memory lane

Great place to "walk" through history of Ashe County. Beautiful historic courthouse. Will visit... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
West Jefferson, North Carolina
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301 E Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640-8978
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Free museum, super friendly staff! Make sure to do the railroad search game- my kids (age 10 and 11) had a great time doing this and also learning about the mining! If you are in the area, it’s worth the stop!

Thank Christina0525
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

If you’re interested in the Ashe County area, this is a very good stop & worth your time. The curator is very passionate about the local history, and made iur visit even more special.

Thank lasgr
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Great place to "walk" through history of Ashe County. Beautiful historic courthouse. Will visit again.

Thank P P
Reviewed December 30, 2017

The history of this region is presented authentically with detailed and meaningful displays of artifacts and photographs. The diorama is exceptionally well done - kids and adults alike will enjoy the train which runs through the scenes and the chance to seek and find a...More

Thank SteelMaggie
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Very well done, free, and informative.Excellent way to understand small town Appalachia in older eras. A good spot to visit with children.Staff was knowledgeable.

Thank algataho
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. Located in the 1904 court house. The curator was very interesting and knowledgeable about the artifacts in the museum. There is a diorama of the Virginia creeper, it was so lifelike. Also much information on their ore knob mine. Currently...More

Thank bugtrav17
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

I love history so I thoroughly enjoyed stumbling upon this little museum while attending a local festival. Admittance was free and the employee/volunteer working the door was very informative and helpful. The exhibits were exciting enough to keep my four and six year old children’s...More

Thank wildcatsu
Reviewed October 3, 2017

If you like architecture, the old courthouse is worth a visit all by itself. It contains a small museum that gives visitors a sense of the area in by-gone days.

Thank NancySkates
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

We took our 3 grandchildren for a visit and really enjoyed it. The exhibits are really interesting and well done. Lots of local history and very interesting memorabilia in the exhibits. Well worth the trip.

Thank jimacapps1949
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Located at the old courthouse in Jefferson North Carolina is the Ashe County history museum. Filled with wonderful displays including a small scale replica of the 'Virginia Creeper" train traveling in Ashe County in 'days-thus-past"...and a view of "Ore- Knob Mine" and what it was...More

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