This small state museum was built during the Great Depression as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. Constructed with river rock, it originally served as a community center. Today, the grounds include two late 19th-century log cabins, an amphitheater, a gazebo, and picnic areas. Situated on the banks of Mill Creek, fly fishing during the delayed harvest season is another way to enjoy the property.

Sundays on the Porch is a free musical program, held weekly except for holiday weekends. Other special events, including the Pioneer Day Festival in late April, are part of the museum’s annual programming. Check the website for details.

Through a partnership with NC Wildlife Resources Commission, take advantage of the Tackle Loaner Program available to children 16 yrs. of age and under. A fun, family-friendly activity.