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The Bascom

323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8551
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Unique, interesting art/photo exhibits

The Bascom is a small museum/gallery exhibiting various artwork, some on a rotating basis. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
Great artists works

What a cool place. If I lived in Highlands, I would definitely be out there taking pottery classes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8551
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bascom is a small museum/gallery exhibiting various artwork, some on a rotating basis. It is unique, interesting and well worth a visit to browse their exhibits. We saw an exhibit of unique pottery by local artists, photographs by N. Carolina photographers, a spectacular full-size...More

Thank ECrowther
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool place. If I lived in Highlands, I would definitely be out there taking pottery classes. Beautiful grounds. Very friendly staff and artists. Bought a beautiful pottery bowl. Recommend a visit.

Thank JAH20132013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was just a really nice selection of art from ceramics, hand blown glass pieces, oil & water color paintings. What really blew me away is on the second floor in a room all by itself. I don't want to spoil it for you as...More

1  Thank Kenyagirl247
Reviewed 11 April 2017

First you enter thru a historical wooden covered bridge and then wander among art, pottery and photography that are inspirational. Great place to relax and see North Carolina through local artists eyes.

Thank 18tammyd
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing the permanent collection as well as other artists works for sale. Nice stop when you're in Highlands.

Thank Frances C
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The art works on the wall are very impressive. You can see a variety of different types of art all over the museum.

Thank cb7210
Reviewed 26 October 2016

As you enter the Basom you drive through a beautiful covered bridge. There are many art displays and exhibits; ceramics woodworking paintings photography and more. They offer classes ttoo

Thank queenofspaids
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a must see in Highlands. Variety of crafts and art for sale in a wonderful building using old barn wood. Be sure and visit.

Thank Susan Y
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a wonderful spot to visit while in Highlands. Always several exhibits plus a museum store with original art created by local artists.

Thank jlrw524
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We paid a visit to The Bascom during our visit to Highlands over Memorial day weekend. It's cute and "craftsy" but the arts exhibit was fairly sparse. It seems to really be a place for the locals; not really a tourist type venue

1  Thank Mark S
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Gordon W
Trying to plan a trip to Highlands and will be stopping by The Bascoms. Check in at hotel is 4:00. Wondering how long it takes to go thru The Bascoms so I can plan my time frames accordingly. Thank you.
21 May 2017|
Response from JAH20132013 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how long you want to look at the exhibits. An hour-less or more.