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Address: 1 Historic Courthouse Sq # 4, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone Number: (828) 693-4226
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Back in time

A free museum focuses on regional history, with changing exhibits. The area is agricultural, so that is a feature, also the tourist industry dating back to the 1880's. Last... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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LAKELAND
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A free museum focuses on regional history, with changing exhibits. The area is agricultural, so that is a feature, also the tourist industry dating back to the 1880's. Last summer there was a Civil War exhibit which was interesting and well done. The building itself is no longer a courthouse but is the site of a lot of activities in... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

convenient location right on main street in downtown hendersonville.the volunteers take great pride their displays which occasionally change. currently is an astounding railroad hisotyr display, also a small souvenir store

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Thank l b
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I enjoy history so I found the museum interesting. The employees (or volunteers) were gracious, meeting me at entry and giving directions and brief narrative. Too boring for kids. One visit is probably all that is required.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Found out about the incline that is famous for the train. I believe it is in Saluda? I hope I am right! Me and my wife enjoyed the lady that helped us through the museum!

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Thank Eddiebear522
Hendersonville, NC
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Free to the public. Manned by volunteers. Changing exhibits. Good civil war artifacts. Train layout. Gift and book store.

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Thank Patrick K
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

fabulous historical museum. very impressed and children would love it really loved the train room with the history of the Saluda grade.

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Thank MaisyAvent1
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Hendersonville is very lucky to have a beautiful small museum in their historic courthouse on Main Street. It is well presented with artifacts and good presentations about Henderson County heritage. Changing exhibits keep it interesting for return visits. It's also nice that it is free but well worth a donation after every visit.

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Thank 543dannyw
Raleigh, North Carolina
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283 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The bears out front got my attention, then I saw the sign about the museum so decided to check it out. A very friendly volunteer was happy to share information with me about the museum and then let me explore on my own. It is a great museum and free as well to learn about the history of the area.... More 

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Thank NCTraveler2015
Orlando, Florida
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Absolutely wonderful people here! Small exhibit displays but it really gives you an idea of the deep history for this area.

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Thank 12DrKB21
Brevard, North Carolina
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179 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We happened by on our way to a nearby restaurant. Had a nice display of the Bears out front that caught our attention.

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