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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 #5 of 13 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Found this while we were looking for a place to park. So glad we did. Staff was exceptionally helpful and the exhibits were great. Just a short walk from town center. Would definitely recommend.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

this is a new museum and well taken care of. There is a lot of local information to look at and a very nice addition to this small village town

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Hickory, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I must say I was surprised at how nice they made the insides look, and the art was spectacular, but after visiting once, I can't say there is a reason to visit another time. Art Aficionados can argue with me, but I got my fill on the first go around. Price for visit was worth it...

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Apex, North Carolina
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151 reviews 151 reviews
43 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I've had this museum on our to do list for a while. We live in Banner Elk. The museum is at the edge of the main street (close to Storied Street Grill). Has great parking / parking garage for public. Staff was very helpful and attentive. They currently have an antique toys display and quilts - the quilts are beautiful.... More 

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Jax Fl
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to a quilt exhibit and the display was diverse and lovely. The coming show will be about women who have had an impact on the Blue Ridge area. Located right downtown and parking on sight.

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Southcentral Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
41 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

We were going to the Visitor Center but it is dwarfed (it is inside in the lobby) by this gorgeous museum. We love museums but we were up there to hike and needed guidance! And that we got! Exceptional help and the bathrooms are the best. My hands actually dried on their hand dryer. It was cold out so that... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped here first for our visit to Blowing Rock, NC. Very convenient , clean rest rooms and plenty of parking. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about area. You can also pick up lots of brochures to guide you to shopping, places to visit, restaurants etc. Well worth the stop.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Friendly employees. The museum was showing handmade quilts. Lovely items including one made by a women in the 1800's who used her feet as she was born with malformed extremities. The exhibit on Barnes was a treat.

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Gilbert, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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