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Museum of Ashe County History

301 E Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640-8978
+1 336-846-1904
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Charming and authentic, walk through a mine, moonshine sill, and WWI trench

The history of this region is presented authentically with detailed and meaningful displays of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Very well done, free, and informative.Excellent way to understand small town Appalachia in older... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
north carolina
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301 E Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640-8978
+1 336-846-1904
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 12 November 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 17 October 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 12 October 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 3 October 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 6 April 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 11 September 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

Thank Debbi F
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is an old courthouse turned museum with wonderful displays downstairs plus a very nice gift shop. We have been back twice and still have not seen it all. This is not that big but we have not had enough time each visit to see...More

Thank Good_Food_Lover77
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Nice building, interesting exhibits, good graphics. Staff seemed a bit preoccupied. It was a good way to spend a hour while waiting for an appointment.

Thank Bobby L
Reviewed 7 May 2016

we took the kids here, ages 2, 9 12 and 14 they loved it , everything was displayed very well and the guides were very good at telling the stories, my husband and I plan to go back alone to look at everything again, just...More

Thank Pamela H
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