Museum of Ashe County History, Jefferson

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We are a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 institution that collects, preserves, and exhibits material cultural artifacts that illustrate the history of Ashe County and our Appalachian region.

- The Courthouse building is the Museum's number 1 exhibit. Historic architects, restoration specialists, contractors and volunteers have worked for more than ten years restoring this elegant Victorian lady to her 1904 beauty. Our exhibit halls and gift shop are open to the public from 10 AM until 4 PM every day except Sunday. There is no charge for admission. Donations are always welcome and help to keep our doors open and our exhibits fresh for your enjoyment.
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  • Local history in the old courthouse. Love the old squeaky wood floors. Too bad the second floor, which is the courtroom is not open at this time. There are rooms with WW 1 history, as well as... 
    Local history in the old courthouse. Love the old squeaky wood floors. Too bad the second floor, which is the courtroom is not open at this time. There are rooms with WW 1 history, as well as...  more »
  • My husband and I stopped in today while exploring and so glad that we did. The exhibits range from old NC ..complete with a real still, antique local furniture, to rooms dedicated to the memorabilia....  more
    My husband and I stopped in today while exploring and so glad that we did. The exhibits range from old NC ..complete with a real still, antique local furniture, to rooms dedicated to the memorabilia....  more »
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  • What an amazing display of so much history. I went in thinking this was probably a boring and unconventional museum, as it was inside the old courthouse. But boy was I wrong!!! Mrs. Gwen was the best tour giver you could ask for! They have an amazing display of the history of this county, from the mineral mines and trains, to the veteran memorials, the churches and different religions, Native Americans to the modern day. It covers it all. And it's so well laid out and has been well designed to display the counties history to young and old! Awesome place to visit!
  • Wonderful place to visit and learn about Ashe County, NC history, great learning experience from the many displays and lots of information from every era since it was founded.

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