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Address: 709 Church St, Kenly, NC 27542-5009
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An interesting glimpse of the past

The visit starts with a 15-minute video that explains tobacco planting and harvesting, then visitors head into the museum. We were short on time, so we did not spend as long as we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 29, 2016
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Fredericksburg, Va
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Fredericksburg, Va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The visit starts with a 15-minute video that explains tobacco planting and harvesting, then visitors head into the museum. We were short on time, so we did not spend as long as we could have reading all of the exhibits. Then we headed outside to look at the buildings. I would have liked a little more signage/explanation of what we... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting farming of tobacco crops and living with 8 buildings set up with old tools and equipment used years ago. Loved it nice hour and a 1/2 self guided tour take your time if you wish.

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Flagstaff
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We did not expect much but were pleasantly surprised how well they have presented the process of growing tobacco. This is on a 5th generation of family farm. They have preserved many of the buildings and furnishings throughout the years while explaining what life was like on the farms from the early 1900's until present. Very informative and well done.... More 

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Perry, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

I went to this lovely attraction with my aging father, who grew up on a farm. He shared memories and explained all of the old implements used for low-tech plowing and cultivation techniques. It would probably not be as interesting for people with little knowledge of farming, but it still is a nice snapshot of farm life from 60-70 years... More 

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Dade City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We were stuck on Kenly while the Ford dealer ordered a part for my truck. The Service Manager suggested this facility and it did not disappoint. Reasonable price for admission and they were very helpful with additional background about the Museum. We would recommend taking the time to stop and tour.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is a fascinating museum with an amazing amount of information and artifacts from rural farm life, in general, and tobacco farming, in particular. The section on tobacco warehouses with the auction video was especially well done. Everything is well displayed and explained in the inside portion of the museum. On the peaceful, tree-covered grounds outside, the challenges of rural... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

The Museum has much about rural life in the area during the early 1900's. It explains raising tobacco and some some empty buildings to explain the process. But the museum has much more about life in those days. There is a 5 minute video about tobacco auctions which is very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We were... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

It is difficult to remember that farm life in the south, just 60 or 70 years ago was so different from how we live now. Hauling well water, kerosene lamps, wood stoves. All this is well displayed and explained at this museum. Two hours very well spent, to appreciate how much easier our lives are today

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Thank QuikAg80
West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

A very interesting museum and well worth a visit. The displays are very informative and give an excellent picture as to how life was like back in the days. Following the museum you then visit some outbuildings which continue the story of life on a tobacco farm.

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Thank WestYorksHomebird
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

This museum may seem controversial in the anti-tobacco times we live in but the fact is that tobacco farming made Johnston County and is not inly a way of life but it helped shape the culture of the region. That in itself is worth documenting! This museum is more than just a museum, it is a complex of buildings that... More 

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Beth B, Assistant at Tobacco Farm Life Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit at the Museum and found the history that we preserve and interpret interesting and meaningful. We welcome your feedback and will keep it in mind. Thank you again for visiting with us. We hope you are able to come again, perhaps for one of our Saturday Series or... More 

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