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Henderson Heritage Museum

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Address: 1 Historic Courthouse Sq # 4, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone Number: (828) 693-4226
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Loved the informative personal tour.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Kristi D
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Clayton, North Carolina
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Clayton, North Carolina
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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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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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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44 reviews 44 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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The whole historic downtown area, of which the museum is part, is very nice. The stores, the people, the atmosphere, all very good. Highly recommended for a nice afternoon stroll.

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Interesting look at the importance of the railroad to the area. Also featured a large collection of displays and information on the Civil War and other conflicts.

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