Avery County Historical Museum

1829 Shultz Circle

PO Box 266

Newland, NC  28657-0266



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Avery County Historical Museum located in the Original Jail, next to the County Courthouse, just off the Square in Newland, North Carolina    

Welcome to the new web site of the Avery County Historical Museum.  Its purpose is to collect, preserve and display all vital information, photographs and artifacts about people events, and places that make up the history of Avery County and the surrounding areas of the Toe River Valley.  Also to provide this information to those seeking to learn more about our rich history, or their own local ancestral roots.  The Avery County Historical Museum is housed in the old Avery County Jail, built in 1912 and set aside as a museum by the County Commissioners in 1976.

You are invited to visit the Museum not only to see the historical items on display but also to visit the new research room.  There are hundreds of books and papers to aid in research of family genealogies, places and subjects in Avery County & surrounding counties.

2013 Hours

Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday, closed

(or by appointment)

Closed January March

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