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Wilkes Heritage Museum

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Like Walking into a Time Capsule

My husband and I visited the Wilkes Heritage Museum at a friend's suggestion (we asked what else... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna N
Huntersville, North Carolina
Great local museum

Interesting place if you like local history. Go for the guided tour of the old jail and see the... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
Broendby, Denmark
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100 E Main St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2419
+1 336-667-3171
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Wilkes Heritage Museum at a friend's suggestion (we asked what else there was to do in Wilkesboro after attending the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival - also worthwhile). We were not disappointed. Situated in this beautiful historic county courthouse was...More

Thank Donna N
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Interesting place if you like local history. Go for the guided tour of the old jail and see the cell where Tom Dooley was incarcerated. Also Cleveland House is on the tour.

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Reviewed July 6, 2018 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
Reviewed March 4, 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
Reviewed December 9, 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
Reviewed October 2, 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
Reviewed April 10, 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
Reviewed March 14, 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
Reviewed February 13, 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
Reviewed December 10, 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 marthaw795
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