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Address: 1 Historic Courthouse Sq # 4, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone Number: (828) 693-4226
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Outstanding museum.

One of the best small museums we have seen Very well done. The highlight of the visit was the train display explaining the construction of the tracks from Melrose to Saluda.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of the best small museums we have seen Very well done. The highlight of the visit was the train display explaining the construction of the tracks from Melrose to Saluda.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took two boys who loved the model train and soldiers' attire. Early history and photographs are excellent.

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Lake Worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were surprised by how much we enjoyed our visit to the heritage museum. The kids liked the train room (complete with lots of buttons to push in the exhibit!), adults appreciated the military collection, and the general store was fun. Local volunteers provide additional commentary and really made the visit informative and interactive. Great little gift shop inside, too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a car full of kids my nephews and neice took them to the museum tour guide was very hands on with the boys but the toddler wasn't having it she wanted to watch the train but they had a play train so she was entertained so me and my husband took turns watching her why we traded off... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Located in the courthouse, this can be easily overlooked. It has a great model of the Saluda grade train elevation with trains running the route through towns and villages. A must see for any train enthusiast. Next door is a history of Henderson county involvement in the wars from 1860 to the present. Some very interesting artifacts on exhibit. Finally... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It was a wet morning as we strolled downtown Hendersonville. This looked like an interesting spot & boy were we pleasantly surprised. The guide really knew her stuff as she showed us around and what an amazing collection of Civil War era stuff. If you're a history buff for that era, make sure you stop in for this FREE tour.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Besides being a treasure trove of local history, this museum is housed in the recently renovated courthouse with a beautiful gold dome - the most significant landmark in the town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I enjoyed reading the history on the civil war. The place is spotless. The staff is friendly and willing to answer any questions we had. I will go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Super nice museum, great history and I will definitely will comeback when I visit Hendersonville, love the details and the display.

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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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