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Swain County Heritage Museum

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Very interesting museum

When you are in the area, go see this museum. Two floors with elevator if necessary. Displayed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jeanne S
Awesome information on the history

Very helpful volunteers on the first floor. The second floor was well laid out and realistic with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cheryl P
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“local history”(6 reviews)
“gift shop”(10 reviews)
“log cabin”(3 reviews)
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12 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-0930
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Reviewed yesterday

When you are in the area, go see this museum. Two floors with elevator if necessary. Displayed very well with alot of information. Free with donation container. You could spend an hour or so there and learn about the area.

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very helpful volunteers on the first floor. The second floor was well laid out and realistic with a log cabin. We learned so much about area history.

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Great Museum very interesting. Learned a lot about the town. The man at the desk was so helpful on telling us of other places to see.

Thank Connie P
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The people inside were very knowledgable about the area. We enjoyed looking at the old pictures and stuff.

Thank emptynester40
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Swain County Heritage Museum was staffed by terrific people. They were full of information and willing to take the time to answer any questions you may have. Bright and clean and stocked with tons of brochures of all surrounding destinations. Stop by when you...More

2  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I was inquiring about the Great Smokey Mountain Railway trips and what happens if the weather is bad. The lady said it didn't change regardless of the weather. However my point was what can you see and do when it is coming down in buckets....More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Much better than your average small town/county Historical Museum. This one had a wonderful collection of pertinent artifacts and photos from the county history. Also, and excellent book shop/gift store. We spent about 2 hours here while visiting Bryson City with family. Highly recommend, especially...More

2  Thank James H
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Though small it is very interesting, and it is free. Clean restrooms. Very friendly, helpful workers when you step in the front door.

2  Thank captmom
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This is a nice 1-2 hour diversion: get to know the history of the area, including the Indian heritage. Chat with the helpful information staff. Get out of the heat or rain. All for free!

2  Thank Joe58156
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is a great little museum showing the history of Bryson City. It is a must do and it's FREE. Make sure you get a scavenger hunt paper from the front desk, it makes the visit even more fun.

2  Thank partyoffivefla
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Vicki B
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
Free admission...darn spell check!