Henderson County Heritage Museum



We Are Open!

If you do not feel like coming to the museum, please visit our online store! It is the best way to support the museum during this time, and also show support for many local creators.


Open Wednesday – Saturday: 10 – 5                              Free

Open Sunday: 1 – 5

  • Shepherd's Store
    Shepherd's Store
  • Civil War Exhibit
    Civil War Exhibit
  • Get your copy today
    Get your copy today
  • The Courthouse Room
    The Courthouse Room
  • 80th Anniversary of the Vagabond Players
    80th Anniversary of the Vagabond Players
  • Life Along the Ridge
    Life Along the Ridge
  • The Baker Barber Studios
    The Baker Barber Studios
  • Let Freedom Ring
    Let Freedom Ring
  • History of Laurel Park
    History of Laurel Park

We invite you on a journey to yesterday

On your journey we want you to visit with the people, learn of their contributions, and reflect on milestone events that helped shape their lives and Henderson County, North Carolina.

We would like for you to view “evidences of yesterday” that will remind you of the heritage that has been the legacy of this county’s pioneers. Colorful exhibits, diorama, educational programs, research, and collections reflect how the people of this county responded to their cultural, educational, political, and natural environments.

This Museum collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits a collection of historical and cultural artifacts. The process takes many shapes, forms, and media.

This museum, found within the Henderson County Historic Courthouse, seeks to preserve history and a sense of place. Consisting of six rooms, approximately 2000 square feet, the Museum spaces are designed for flexibility, capability, and versatility.

The Heritage Museum partners with other organizations that focus on “history and community” and provides services, upon request, to groups and individuals.

This Museum promotes appreciation for the people who have created and developed this county.

Welcome to the Henderson County Heritage Museum.