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“Too bad it's just a peek”

Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This museum will give you a terrific education about North Carolina's major economic crop. There is an outstanding short video describing how tobacco is grown today. The museum is full of artifacts from the early 1900s, but nothing is hands on and there's a lot of reading to understand what you see. They do have a small play area for young children. Outside there are several buildings to see, but they were all closed and we could only peek through the doorways. It would have been nice to be able to walk through the rooms and feel what it was like to live in the period. That part is very disappointing.

Thank cms41762
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

This place can be missed if you aren't careful. It's back off the road. There are old buildings on the grounds and I have seen old timey displays during the summer that are very informative for adults and children. The museum has an extensive display of memorabilia well worth the price of viewing.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

THis is the only musuem dedicated to the history of tobacco production that I am aware of. While tobacco doesnt have the best reputation today, it was the backbone of farm life and the economy in North Carolina for over a century. THe museum has done a great job of accumulating a wide variety of the tools used through the centuries, and documenting the processes involved in planting, cultivating and harvesting tobacco. They have nice gift shop with a selection of local artists depictions of the tobacco business.

Thank fish5nc
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is a must see museum. Many artifacts and antiques. Not just about tobacco, but growing tobacco is explained and gives you a respect for tobacco farmers. This would make a great day trip if you live nearby or a destination.

Thank CarolDiane1962
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Very interesting buildings, museum, demonstrations, hands on learning ...

1  Thank 37Ginny37
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