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A MUST FOR OUR FUTURE

This is a converted Bank building of the largest bank in the country. In side is the story of a... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Clyde G
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Smithfield, North Carolina
Well worth your time.

Gives a quick history without being boring. Has some unique artifacts. Especially liked the... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
Dory004
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Selma, North Carolina
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28 May 2018
“A MUST FOR OUR FUTURE”
25 Apr 2018
“Well worth your time.”
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Reviewed April 12, 2016

The Heritage Center is a treasure for those who like history and particularly for those with family roots in Johnston County and the surrounding area. The first floor is home to rotating exhibits showing how people lived and worked. These exhibits are suitable for any...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is a converted Bank building of the largest bank in the country. In side is the story of a small rural county that was the star of something BIG.

Thank Clyde G
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Gives a quick history without being boring. Has some unique artifacts. Especially liked the details of the doll house.

Thank Dory004
Reviewed March 3, 2018

My teen and I went here looking for information on the county's role in the Civil War. We found what we needed and saw some other interesting things. The employees in this center are friendly and helpful.

Thank Jose M
Reviewed June 7, 2017

You will want to spend more than a day in Smithfield, and this should be your first stop. Love the old homes

1  Thank Lorene W
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Located only a few miles east off I 95 at exit 95 for a travel break. The history of the architecture and Johnston County people, and events are on display in the small historical site.

Thank judygustafson
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Admission is free, donations accepted. 1st floor Gallery had a really nice display of local Confederate history. Sherman was Headquartered in Smithfield as the war ended. The reference library on the third floor is very extensive if you are looking for relatives that lived in...More

1  Thank BW2
Reviewed April 12, 2016

The Heritage Center is a treasure for those who like history and particularly for those with family roots in Johnston County and the surrounding area. The first floor is home to rotating exhibits showing how people lived and worked. These exhibits are suitable for any...More

2  Thank Rebby2013
Reviewed January 30, 2016

I stopped in the Heritage Center following my grandmother's passing a few years ago, and the person who assisted me was amazing. She was able to get information on my family tracing back to 1823...what an amazing find!! Since families didn't move about as they...More

Thank TweeteyB
Reviewed July 23, 2015

The exhibit on the first floor is small.The real asset is on the 3rd floor where county records and other genealogical resources can be found. This is a great collection. The staff are extremely knowledgeable. They are the heart of the center.

1  Thank K6047YNkimberlym
Reviewed July 20, 2015

This local museum, although small and free, has several interesting exhibits. It also houses an extensive local genealogy library upstairs. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Don W
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