Penderlea Homestead Museum Day

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Penderlea Homestead Museum Day


  • 284 Garden Rd
    Willard NC 28478


Mark your calendar for a special day at the Penderlea Homestead Museum, featuring our favorite local musicians and free tours of the museum. Penderlea was the first of only 152 farming communities that were brought together to continue on traditional agricultural practices. Come see how Franklin Roosevelt’s 1934 New Deal affected NC and helped provide penniless farmers during the Great Depression with a means to make a living. The festivities will begin promptly 10:00am and lunch will be served following the historical program. Please bring your families and plan to enjoy visiting with old friends and neighbors on this special day to honor our ancestors.

Admission: free

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34° 39' 26.64" / Longitude: -78° 2' 34.8"


284 Garden Rd Willard NC 28478

Special Directions:

From Raleigh and points West:
Take I-40 East. Exit at #390, turning right onto US 117 toward Wallace. Travel about ½ mile, then turn left onto NC 11. Travel through Willard to a blinking light, about 2 ½ miles. At the light, turn left (following NC 11) for 3.7 miles, entering Penderlea. Turn left onto Garden Road (cemetery and church will be on the right approaching Garden Road). Continue through the first intersection at Pelham Road. The museum is the next house on the left.

From Wilmington and points East:
Take I-40 West. Exit at #398, turning left onto NC 53. Follow NC 53 into Burgaw to the stop sign at Walker Street. Continue straight through onto Bridgers Street which becomes the Penderlea Hwy. Stay on this for approximately 11 miles. At the yield sign, turn right onto Garden Road. The museum is approximately ¼ mile, the second house on the right.

From US 421:
Turn onto NC 11. Travel about 4 miles to Garden Road (Fire Station will be on the left just before Garden Road). Turn right and go through the first intersection, Pelham Road. Museum is the next house on the left.

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