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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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Apex, North Carolina
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149 reviews 149 reviews
41 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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34 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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