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Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

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Address: 159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: (828) 295-9099
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wonderful Museum ...so much to offer

Recently I took a class at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum learning about Face Jug Pottery and actually making one! What a fun afternoon and great learning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MGordonCharlotte_NC
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Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently I took a class at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum learning about Face Jug Pottery and actually making one! What a fun afternoon and great learning experience. Just a few days ago I was fortunate enough to get tickets to the Dom Flemons and Dante Pope performance. Playing to a sold out crowd Grammy Award winner Folk... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our walk around the museum. Lovely art works on display. Nice pottery and glassware. Personnel we nice.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife, on our 50th anniversary, to brahm to see a North Carolina native plant inspired art exhibit. To set this stage, we have been going to Blowing Rock since the 50's when it was a cool treat, literally, to go up the mountain to the "auctions." We have gone back fairly often but our visits were confined... More 

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were amazed at the beautiful new building. It fit perfectly in the charming ambiance of Blowing Rock. The varied and enjoyable collection held equal or higher footing to the lovely grounds and creative architecture. We especially enjoyed a special exhibit that was focused on native plants. This provided extensive information about the value of native plants in our gardens;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful collection of paintings, photography, and pottery. Small museum but worth the stop amidst the downtown shops. Plenty of parking in deck nearby.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

What a lovely little museum! Art and history exhibits in a great new building. Definitely worth a stop if you are in Blowing Rock!!

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Looked to have our wedding reception here. Beautiful and unique and very reasonable for a reception. Great local artists, pottery and photographers. Its a must see during your stay,

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Every travel guide and other literature I reviewed listed this as an Art AND History Museum. I am sure there is a lot of history in the town since it is the closest town to the Moses Cone Manor House on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Also, this is the town that inspired the Mitford book series. The building is directly... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

It's a small but unique and beautiful space. Very welcoming and has a wonderful sculpture exhibit right now worth enjoying. History of the area is also very interesting and documented with photographs of area. Can walk to it easily when on Main St. Answer your inner spirit of art with this visit.

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

The building itself is beautiful, but that's about all we saw of this museum. Half of the museum was closed for the day, and the exhibits that were there were not appealing. The museum seemed as though it was hurting for material/items to put on exhibit. We stopped because it was on our way along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but... More 

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