Alamance Historical Museum

Description: The museum consists of three period rooms on the first floor – parlor, music room, dining room – with mid-nineteenth century furnishings and accessories. These include Tiffany silver, fine hand-painted Limoges porcelain, portraits by William Garl Browne and furniture by free black artisan Thomas Day. Upstairs there are three rooms: one period bedroom and two rooms used for permanent artifact collections and changing exhibits including antique clothing, quilts, military artifacts, and Alamance County pottery. Examples of the “Alamance Plaid”, the first commercially-woven colored cotton fabrics manufactured in the American South, are displayed, together with photography of early textile mills and their employees. The museum collection also includes Mort Künstler’s original oil painting entitled, “Alamance Plaids”. Visitors to the plantation complex may also view the restored granary, corn crib and carriage house, as well as a reconstructed 19th century summer kitchen. The grounds include a lovely garden of period roses, a pergola, and the Holt family cemetery containing graves dating to the 1700s. Strolling through these lovely grounds, visitors experience a now vanished life-style.

Primary Contact: Laurie Smith
Mailing Address: 4777 NC Highway 62 South
Burlington, NC 27298
Phone #: (336)226-8254
Fax #: (336)226-8254

On BioBus route: No

Best Times for Volunteers: Our hours during the week are 9:00-4:00, Tuesday-Friday. On Saturday we are open 10:30-4:00 and on Sunday, 1:00-4:00.

Directions to Service Location: The Museum is located at 4777 NC Highway 62 South, Burlington, NC 27215, beside E.M. Holt Elementary School. From Raleigh/Durham: Take interstate 85/40, to exit number 143 turn left at stopli