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Millican Pictorial History Museum

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A treasure that is not to be missed!

This museum brings the history of this region and people to life in a way that I think only Allen... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mark M
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Stepping back in time

An unbelievable collection of vintage photographs documenting the heritage of Gaston County and the... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
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We have restored thousands of rare photos of cotton mills & their way of life, towns, churches, schools, and trollies, just to mention a few. All of these photos and a number of regional historical artifacts are on display as well. We are located...more
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35 E Catawba St, Belmont, NC 28012-3351
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum brings the history of this region and people to life in a way that I think only Allen Millican could have made possible. It is filled with a most amazing and extensive pictorial archive, that is guaranteed to draw you in so completely,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Mark M
Reviewed November 15, 2018

An unbelievable collection of vintage photographs documenting the heritage of Gaston County and the surrounding area. Allen Millican was a delight. His knowledge of the collection is amazing. Well worth the time. You can lose yourself sorting through the stacks for hours.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Visited there on 10/31/18. Interesting historical photographs of Belmont, Gastonia County, and NC. Allen Millican gave us an informative personalized tour and told about the life of the community.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank HARRY C
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little gem of a place tucked away near downtown belmont. A nice pictorial history of the local area,Gastonia county as well as Charlotte. Too many pictures to see in a day. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We spent quite a while looking through all the old photos and learning about local history from the owner/curator. Bought three wonderful old 8x10 photos for $15 each—planning to use them for an art project. Great find, especially for those interested in the history of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

After being greeted by the friendly curator we walked back in time viewing both local and national historical photos. Allen the owner told us wonderful stories and oriented us to this wonderful hidden treasure in downtown Belmont. We spent over an hour enjoying the stories...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rpears144
Reviewed October 1, 2018

I saw a museum with the photo from the present to hundreds of years old of all kinds you can stay for hours and never see all that is there. I just love to hear all the stories behind each photo. Mr. Millican is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank bill m
Reviewed September 18, 2018

With old, lovingly restored photos at every turn, you can easily spend a quick 15 minutes or the entire day! There's interesting subject matter for everyone to explore. And, if you have time to spare, plan to spend some of it talking with Mr. Millican...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AStreet704
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This place is incredible! I've never seen anything like it. This is a must stop for anyone in gaston county! Each photo has been restored to the finest quality. Alan Millican has done research on every photo and knows the stories to go along with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Lauren R
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I visited Millican Pictorial History Museum because of the reviews I read on Trip Advisor. I was far from disappointed. Allen is like an encyclopedia on the local history and is willing to spend as much time speaking with his guests as their time allows....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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March 18, 2017|
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Response from Allen_Millican | Property representative |
No I supported it myself
May 17, 2016|
Response from sdznstowe1111 | Reviewed this property |
Oh you are so welcome, I learned so much from visiting with you and the museum what a gem we all have here in Belmont to go and learn so much history and to see all the great pictures you showed us. I hope the museum keeps... More
July 25, 2015|
Response from George P | Reviewed this property |
I have not had a chance to look for the pictures I promised, but when I do I will send them your way.