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Henderson Heritage Museum

Address: 1 Historic Courthouse Sq # 4, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone Number: (828) 693-4226
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
20 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a free museum in Hendersonville's restored original 1905 courthouse (no longer used as a courthouse) on Main Street. The building itself stands out with it's gold dome. The museum utilizes only a very small portion of the building but its constantly changing exhibits are very professionally done. The best is the wall-size picture of Hendersonville in the '20s... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A nice place to visit with family and friends. It is a very neat place with educational exhibits. Just one more reason Hendersonville is a great place to live/visit!

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