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Address: 1 Historic Courthouse Sq # 4, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone Number: (828) 693-4226
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Kids had a blast learning

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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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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Etowah
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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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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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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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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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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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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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Address: 1 Historic Courthouse Sq # 4, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone Number: (828) 693-4226
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hendersonville

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