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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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
223 helpful votes 223 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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