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The State of North Carolina has a variety of museums, visitor centers, and cultural attractions in the following counties.  Before visiting a museum listed on this page, be sure to check its address and hours of operation by visiting its website or contacting it. The museum may have relocated or closed, and hours of operation may be irregular. Tourist information is available at your fingertips by clicking on the North Carolina county name you are interested in visiting.

Each county is suffixed by a parenthesized value, indicating the number of listings in that county.

North Carolina Counties

Beaufort (1)
Buncombe (1)
Burke (1)
Carteret (4)
Catawba (1)
Cleveland (2)
Craven (2)
Cumberland (3)
Dare (2)
Durham (3)
Forsyth (4)
Gaston (2)
Guilford (5)
Harnett (3)
Haywood (2)
Henderson (1)
Hertford (2)
Iredell (2)
Johnston (2)
Lenoir (4)
Lincoln (1)
Macon (3)
Martin (1)
McDowell (3)
Mecklenburg (4)
Onslow (2)
Orange (2)
Pitt (1)
Polk (2)
Randolph (2)
Rowan (2)
Rutherford (1)
Sampson (1)
Swain (2)
Transylvania (1)
Vance (1)
Wake (3)
Washington (1)
Watauga (1)
Wilkes (1)

Beaufort County

  • Historic Bath State Historic Site
    207 Carteret Street
    Bath, North Carolina  27808  Map
    1-252-923-3971
    Located in the Washington area.

Buncombe County

Burke County

  • Burke County Travel & Tourism Commission
    102 East Union Street
    Morganton, North Carolina  28655  Map
    1-828-433-6793

Carteret County

  • Friends of North Carolina Maritime Museum
    410 Front Street
    Beaufort, North Carolina  28516  Map
    1-252-728-1638
    Located in the Morehead City area.

  • North Carolina Maritime Museum
    315 Front Street
    Beaufort, North Carolina  28516  Map
    1-252-728-7317
    Located in the Morehead City area.

  • Dunn Area Tourism Authority
    209 West Divine Street
    Dunn, North Carolina  28516  Map
    1-910-892-3282
    Located in the Morehead City area.

  • North Carolina Museum of History
    5 East Edenton Street
    Raleigh, North Carolina  28516  Map
    1-919-715-0200
    Located in the Morehead City area.

Catawba County

  • Catawba County Historical Association
    30 North College Avenue
    Newton, North Carolina  28658  Map
    1-828-466-2471
    Located in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton area.

Cleveland County

  • New Bern Firemen's Museum
    408 Hancock Street
    New Bern, North Carolina  28150  Map
    1-252-636-4087
    Located in the Shelby area.

  • Cleveland County Historical Museum
    Court Square
    Shelby, North Carolina  28150  Map
    1-704-482-8186

Craven County

Cumberland County

  • Airborne & Special Operations Museum
    100 Bragg Boulevard
    Fayetteville, North Carolina  28301  Map
    1-910-483-3003

  • Fayetteville Museum of Art
    839 Stamper Road
    Fayetteville, North Carolina  28301  Map
    1-910-485-5121

  • 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum
    PO Box 70119
    Fort Bragg, North Carolina  28301  Map
    1-910-432-3443
    Located in the Fayetteville area.

Dare County

  • Frisco Native American Museum
    53536 Nc 12 Highway
    Frisco, North Carolina  27936  Map
    1-252-995-4440
    Located in the Kill Devil Hills area.

  • Chicamacomico Historical Association
    23645 Nc 12 Highway
    Rodanthe, North Carolina  27968  Map
    1-252-987-1552
    Located in the Kill Devil Hills area.

Durham County

Forsyth County

  • Museum of Life & Science
    433 West Murray Avenue
    Durham, North Carolina  27101  Map
    1-919-220-5429
    Located in the Winston-Salem area.

  • Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Mesda
    924 South Main Street
    Winston Salem, North Carolina  27101  Map
    1-336-721-7360
    Located in the Winston-Salem area.

  • Old Salem Museum Store T Bagge Merchant
    626 South Main Street
    Winston Salem, North Carolina  27101  Map
    1-336-721-7387
    Located in the Winston-Salem area.

  • RoadRunner Motorcycle Cruising & Touring
    1400 Old Mill Circle
    Winston Salem, North Carolina  27103  Map
    1-336-765-7780
    Located in the Winston-Salem area.

Gaston County

  • Science Museums of Charlotte
    301 North Tryon Street
    Charlotte, North Carolina  28054  Map
    1-704-372-6261

  • Two Great Museums in Gaston County
    131 W Main St
    Dallas, North Carolina  28052  Map
    1-704-922-7681
    Located in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord area.

Guilford County

  • Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historical Foundation Inc
    6136 Burlington Road
    Gibsonville, North Carolina  27249  Map
    1-336-449-6515
    Located in the Greensboro-High Point area.

  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
    2332 New Garden Road
    Greensboro, North Carolina  27410  Map
    1-336-288-1776

  • International Civil Rights Center & Museum
    301 North Elm Street
    Greensboro, North Carolina  27401  Map
    1-336-274-9199

  • Peterson Doll & Miniature Museum
    101 West Green Drive
    High Point, North Carolina  27260  Map
    1-336-885-3655

Harnett County

  • Averasboro Battlefield Museum
    3300 Nc Highway 82
    Dunn, North Carolina  28334  Map
    1-910-891-5019

  • General William C Lee Airborne Museum
    209 West Divine Street
    Dunn, North Carolina  28334  Map
    1-910-892-1947

  • Avery County Historical Museum
    1829 Schultz Circle
    Newland, North Carolina  28334  Map
    1-828-733-7111
    Located in the Dunn area.

Haywood County

  • Canton Area Historical Museum
    36 Park Street
    Canton, North Carolina  28716  Map
    1-828-646-3412
    Located in the Asheville area.

  • Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
    62 Vintage Lane
    Maggie Valley, North Carolina  28751  Map
    1-828-926-6266
    Located in the Asheville area.

Henderson County

Hertford County

Iredell County

  • Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau
    265 North Main Street
    Mooresville, North Carolina  28115  Map
    1-704-799-2400

  • Children's Museum of Iredell County
    1613 East Broad Street
    Statesville, North Carolina  28625  Map
    1-704-872-7508

Johnston County

  • Bentonville Battle Ground State Historic Site
    5466 Harper House Road
    Four Oaks, North Carolina  27524  Map
    1-910-594-0789
    Located in the Raleigh-Cary area.

  • Tobacco Farm Life Museum of North Carolina Inc
    Highway 301 North
    Kenly, North Carolina  27542  Map
    1-919-284-3431
    Located in the Raleigh-Cary area.

Lenoir County

  • Levine Museum of the New South
    200 East 7th Street
    Charlotte, North Carolina  28501  Map
    1-704-333-1887
    Located in the Kinston area.

  • Kinston Convention & Visitors Bureau
    301 North Queen Street
    Kinston, North Carolina  28501  Map
    1-252-523-2500

  • Lenoir County Historical Association Harmony Hall
    109 East King Street
    Kinston, North Carolina  28501  Map
    1-252-522-0421

  • Lexington Tourism Authority
    16 East Center Street
    Lexington, North Carolina  28501  Map
    1-336-236-4218
    Located in the Kinston area.

Lincoln County

  • Lincoln County Museum of History
    403 East Main Street
    Lincolnton, North Carolina  28037  Map
    1-704-748-9090

Macon County

  • Gem & Mineral Museum Of Franklin
    25 Phillips St
    Franklin, North Carolina  28734  Map
    1-828-369-7831

  • Scottish Tartans Museum & Heritage Center
    86 E Main St
    Franklin, North Carolina  28734  Map
    1-828-524-7472

  • Museum of American Cut & Engraved Glass
    472 Chestnut Street
    Highlands, North Carolina  28741  Map
    1-828-526-3415

Martin County

  • Wilmington Railroad Museum
    501 Nutt Street
    Wilmington, North Carolina  27892  Map
    1-910-763-2634

McDowell County

Mecklenburg County

  • Fire Museum & Education Center
    420 West 5th Street
    Charlotte, North Carolina  28202  Map
    1-704-338-7233

  • George Pappas' Park Lanes Inc
    1700 Montford Drive
    Charlotte, North Carolina  28209  Map
    1-704-523-7633

  • Mecklenburg Historical Association
    200 East 7th Street
    Charlotte, North Carolina  28202  Map
    1-704-333-6422

  • Historic Rural Hill Farm Center Scottish Heritage
    4431 Neck Road
    Huntersville, North Carolina  28078  Map
    1-704-875-3113
    Located in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord area.

Onslow County

  • Cashiers Travel & Tourism
    202 US Highway 64 West
    Cashiers, North Carolina  28584  Map
    1-828-743-5941
    Located in the Jacksonville area.

  • Marine Corp Museum of the Carolinas
    626 New Bridge Street
    Jacksonville, North Carolina  28540  Map
    1-910-937-0033

Orange County

  • Blue Heaven the Carolina Basketball Museum
    1840 Martin Luther King J
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27514  Map
    1-919-929-5877
    Located in the Durham area.

  • Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina
    1200 Mason Farm Road
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27514  Map
    1-919-932-1844
    Located in the Durham area.

Pitt County

  • Greenville Museum of Art
    802 Evans Street
    Greenville, North Carolina  28590  Map
    1-252-758-1946

Polk County

  • Forest History Society Inc
    701 Vickers Avenue
    Durham, North Carolina  28782  Map
    1-919-682-9319

  • MT Airy Museum of Regional History
    301 North Main Street
    Mount Airy, North Carolina  28773  Map
    1-336-786-4478

Randolph County

  • North Carolina Aviation Museum Hall of Fame
    2109 Pilots View Road
    Asheboro, North Carolina  27205  Map
    1-336-625-0170
    Located in the Greensboro-High Point area.

  • North Carolina Transportation Museum
    411 South Salisbury Avenue
    Spencer, North Carolina  27203  Map
    1-704-636-2889
    Located in the Greensboro-High Point area.

Rowan County

  • History Museum of Burke County Inc
    201 West Meeting Street
    Morganton, North Carolina  28144  Map
    1-828-437-1777
    Located in the Salisbury area.

  • Historic Salisbury Foundation Inc
    215 Depot Street
    Salisbury, North Carolina  28144  Map
    1-704-636-0103

Rutherford County

  • Chimney Rock Park Ticket Office
    US64-74 Highway
    Lake Lure, North Carolina  28746  Map
    1-828-625-9281
    Located in the Forest City area.

Sampson County

Swain County

  • Cherokee Heritage Museum & Gallery
    35 Big Cove Road
    Cherokee, North Carolina  28719  Map
    1-828-497-3211

  • Cherokee Museum of the Cherokee Indian
    Highway 441 North
    Cherokee, North Carolina  28719  Map
    1-828-497-3481

Transylvania County

Vance County

  • Henderson Institute Historical Museum
    Beckford Drive
    Henderson, North Carolina  27536  Map
    1-252-430-0616

Wake County

  • Northampton County Museum Inc
    203 West Jefferson Street
    Jackson, North Carolina  27601  Map
    1-252-534-2911
    Located in the Raleigh-Cary area.

  • Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
    421 Fayetteville Street Suite 1505
    Raleigh, North Carolina  27601  Map
    1-919-834-5900

  • North Carolina Museum of History Associates
    1 East Edenton Street
    Raleigh, North Carolina  27601  Map
    1-919-733-3076

Washington County

  • Port O'Plymouth Roanoke River Museum
    302 East Water Street
    Plymouth, North Carolina  27962  Map
    1-252-793-1377

Watauga County

Wilkes County

  • Wilkes County Heritage Museum
    202 Bridge Street
    Wilkesboro, North Carolina  28697  Map
    1-336-667-3171


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