History Museum of Burke County


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  • Hours - Monday - Friday 10 am-4 pm; Sat 1-4


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  • 201 West Meeting St

    Morganton,   NC   28655


All tours are non-scripted and docent led, giving the visitor a personalized perspective of the hundreds of artifacts on display. Visitors walk through room settings, becoming a part of a doctor or dentist office, beauty shop, house wares or military display.

Exhibits unique to the History Museum include rare photos of the building of Lake James, a collection of over 1,000 scale model airplanes,and the tragic story of Frankie Silver, the only woman ever hung in Burke County.

Dedicated to the preservation of Burke County’s colorful past, the museum contains two floors of varied collections in galleries and open room settings. Major gallery exhibits change quarterly, themed exhibits, on a yearly basis.

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201 West Meeting St
Morganton NC 28655


Latitude: 35° 44' 37.68" / Longitude: -81° 41' 16.8"

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