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Address: 1 Historic Courthouse Sq # 4, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone Number: (828) 693-4226
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Great Small Town Museum

My husband and I enjoyed this museum in the old courthouse. He's keen on trains and there was an interesting display showing historical information about the train line that goes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed this museum in the old courthouse. He's keen on trains and there was an interesting display showing historical information about the train line that goes through Hendersonville. I liked the section that showed outfits from different times, including Civil War uniforms and also the big photos showing the architecture of beautiful old homes in the... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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60 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The museum is housed in the Historic Henderson County courthouse. The museum is free and shows the history of the railroad in the area. The model railroad exhibit is very well done. The other rooms contain exhibits of the civil war, world wars I and II, Korean war, Vietnam war and Desert storm. The exhibits are very well done and... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Within Hendersonville's Old County Courthouse is the Henderson Heritage Museum. The museum features the history of the railroad that really made this town come alive. They also have information and things on display from every American war--including real uniforms. At the end of the tour we learned that our volunteer tour guide is a Veteran Naval Nurse who served in... More 

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New York
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221 reviews 221 reviews
85 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We arrived just before closing time and the docents agreed to let us into both the railroad room and the War Museum. The railroad exhibit is a dream come true for anyone who is a railroad or train buff (I know several friends that would have loved this exhibit). The other rooms contained exhibits of the Civil War, complete with... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I particularly enjoyed the railroad exhibit and it's a good place to learn more about the history of the area. It is well maintained and the docents are very helpful.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Do yourself a favor, and have a wander through this museum. When we have guests in town, we walk down and show them the Civil War guns, uniforms, etc. WE HAVE SUCH A LOVELY LITTLE TOWN! (A guest from Southern Germany who lives in a the quaint Medieval village of Lauterbach said, "This can't be a real town... it looks... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This museum provides a very good history of Henderson County- from the early days through the various wars to today. It is a self-guided tour, but the exhibits are very self-explanatory. Well worth stopping in.

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Bunnell, Florida, USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

This museum is in the original county courthouse. The building has been restored to its original condition. Nice war collections and much about the original settlements in the area.

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North Carolina
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23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We attended a NC Apple Festival in Hendersonville recently and took time to visit this museum. We were impressed! The museum is well laid out and very interesting. It is immaculate and well staffed. The staff there who are mostly volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable. The exhibits are well done and varied. Plan to spend several hours.

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Tampa, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Upon entering this free museum, we were greeted by a lady named Nancy Crozier who walked us through the railroad display and the civil war display. Ms. Crozier had encyclopedic knowledge of the local history and gave us a smattering of her own personal history and memories that tied into some of the displays. Hendersonville is small and charming and... More 

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