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Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

159 Chestnut St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6036
+1 828-295-9099
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Great History Lesson

Great history about Blowing Rock, very friendly staff, has a gift shop. Plenty of free parking in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael D
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
An unexpected cultural attraction

High quality local art in Blowing Rock with free admission. We enjoyed the pottery, painting and... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
DanlRussell26
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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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159 Chestnut St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6036
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great history about Blowing Rock, very friendly staff, has a gift shop. Plenty of free parking in the back and restrooms. Good area to take a walk around down to the city park.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

High quality local art in Blowing Rock with free admission. We enjoyed the pottery, painting and glass very much. It all well displayed, as well.

Thank DanlRussell26
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

A beautiful building that host local artist to give you a feel of how Blowing Rock came to be...this was very interesting! This is a gem of a stop that everyone should do if they are in the area! We really enjoyed the 10 minute...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

This is a combination of local history and art. The local history exhibit is at a beginning stage. The special NC pottery exhibit was terrific. The permanent collection of paintings is eclectic and pleasant. Gift shop needs some work as it is limited by the...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

It's apparent that a good deal of thought and care has gone into creating this very pleasant museum in the downtown Blowing Rock area. Admission is free, (but donations are welcome) and there is just enough history about Blowing Rock and the area to give...More

Thank RandiEJ2016
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

We added this stop while in this area. Learned a lot. We walked around and took in everything. A very nice place to come to.

1  Thank Don B
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

We stumbled onto this museum and were delighted with the collection and the landscape exhibit. This was the best thing in Blowing Rock by far. Go just for this.

1  Thank familyguy6332
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

My husband & I visited here while waiting for Hurricane Irma to leave Florida. Very nice Museum. Only took about 30 minutes to go thru. It's closed on mondays.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is a quick must see and a great starting point for first time visitors to the Blowing Rock area. The staff is friendly and helpful and the museum has an information display of brochures for local attractions. The building...More

1  Thank RayK_houseofheroes
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

We loved the mountain art and crafts, the historic displays, and the beauty of the building and its grounds.

Thank rodguynn
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I will phone them this morning and inquire….then let you know! WELL WORTH IT, if so! jbc1940
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