Avery County Historical Museum

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Avery County Historical Museum


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - April - December
  • Hours - Monday - Friday 10 am - 3 pm, Saturday 11 am - 3 pm. Closed Sunday


  • 1829 Schultz Circle

    Newland,   NC   28657


The Avery County Historical Museum is housed in the old Avery County Jail, built in 1912 and set aside as a museum by the County Commissioners in 1976. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and display all vital information, photographs and artifacts about people, events, and places that make up the history of Avery County and the surrounding areas of the Toe River Valley. The museum also serves to provide this information to those seeking to learn more about our rich history, or their own local ancestral roots.

You are invited to visit the Museum not only to see the historical items on display but also to visit the new research room. There are hundreds of books and papers to aid in research of family genealogies, places and subjects in Avery County & surrounding counties.

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1829 Schultz Circle
Newland NC 28657


Latitude: 36° 5' 12.4794" / Longitude: -81° 55' 33.2394"

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Located next to the Avery County Courthouse on Schultz Circle downtown.

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