Hours of Operation

OPEN 10:00 - 4:00
Monday - Friday
CLOSED - Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays

Closed during some inclement weather events. Please call first to check opening/closing.


Children 5 and under admitted free

Museum Address/Phone

Wilkes Heritage Museum
100 East Main Street
P.O. Box 935
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Phone Numbers
336 667-3171

Staff Directory

Jennifer Furr - Director
Diana Perry - Volunteer Coordinator

Photo Gallery


Sign-up to volunteer at the museum.


Comments from our visitors.

About Us

Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1968. The Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. is responsible for operating and maintaining the Old Wilkes Jail (c. 1859), Robert Cleveland Log Home (c. 1779), and the Wilkes Heritage Museum (former Wilkes County Courthouse, c. 1902).

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Comments/Letters From Our Visitors

On April 14th, I was able to attend the "Wilkes Heritage Museum". I came to see your "Civil War" display, and got much more than I bargained for.

Your facility is outstanding, inside and out! What a great history you hold for your area. The staff was very friendly and informative. Although I came to see the "Civil War" display, it took over two hours to get to that room.

A group of us come to Wilkes County late every Steptember for a "Horseshoe Tournament" & trip to the "Hometown Opry". You will be on our list this year.

Thanks for your hardwork at the "Wilkes Heritage Museum".

Donald L. Hittle

Zanesville, Ohio