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Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-9099
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Museums
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Gilbert, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Sorry, I did not go to the art history museum, I went to the art show as it was in Blowing rock the weekend we were there. I did not mean to mislead you.

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Raleigh, NC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Located in a beautiful stone building on the main street of Blowing Rock, the museum is easy to get to. However, once you're there, there's not a lot to see. Admission is free from 4-7pm every Thursday and I am definitely glad we took advantage of that, because there was nothing there worth paying to see.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our stop at this museum was only made better by the crafts made by the locals. An interesting stop over.

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Chapala, Mexico
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167 reviews 167 reviews
33 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

WE enjoyed the small special exhibit on quilts and barns. We paid the $9 fee to get in, which was fine, but thought it was worth sharing the special time to visit for free.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Today was the opening of the Museum's latest exhibit featuring historical quilts and painting of barns by Wolf Kahn. What a wonderful combination! The entire exhibit allowed the viewer such "eye candy" of the fabulous paintings of Wolf Kahn and the traditional quilting featuring so many traditional quilt designs as well as some very unique designs. While the Summer quilt... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Beautiful museum! We enjoyed a show of a local artist and also a local high school show which was great! The gift shop included hand made art by local artists too!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We paid the entrance fee of $8 and were very disappointed, Art Gallery it is but Museum it is NOT. One room with the exhibition on the Grandfather Homes, and the rest was Art. Think perhaps the word Museum means something different in U.S.A.

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Eastermar, The Netherlands
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We only went here because it was a free special our hotel threw in. They had a special exhibit of musical instruments which was cool. But with. 1, 3, and 8 yr old, it was hard to enjoy. The rest was all paintings.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I attended a recent exhibit at this wonderful museum. There were three shows of women artists, Massachusetts subjects, and Americans in Paris, including a drawing by John Singer Sargent. It was just enough culture for a diversion from a mountain vacation. It was not crowded. They have a docent who gives a guided tour or you can wander around yourself.... More

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Charlotte, N.C.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We enjoyed the paintings as well as the musical instruments that were on display. The highlight was next door where there was an artist in residence who was very willing to talk about how he learned to paint, how he goes about the process, and even told us the stories behind many of his paintings that were on display. Well... More

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