Tobacco Museums in North Carolina
There are two museums in the state devoted principally to traditional tobacco culture. One is state-owned, the other a private non-profit site:
Third Tobacco Factory,
Duke Homestead State Historic Site in Durham 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham NC 27705. 919-477-5498. Homeplace of Washington Duke, founder of what would become the American Tobacco Company.
Iredell Brown House,
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly, Johnston County. U.S. Highway 301 North, Kenly NC 27542. 919-284-3431. Commemorates life on small tobacco farms in eastern North Carolina in the early 20th century.
Other sites that include a tobacco history component:
Border Belt Farmers Museum, Fairmont
The Border Belt Farmers Museum and Welcome Center, Fairmont, Robeson County. Fairmont is a former tobacco market town in the Border Belt on the South Carolina border. The museum is located in the town's old railroad depot. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Open Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM-12:00 and 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. Telephone 910-740-8645 or 910-740-0277.
Horne Creek Living Historical Farm in Surry County. (A State Historic Site). This site is under development as a place to experience everyday farm life in North Carolina's northwestern Piedmont ca. 1900. Historic facilities include a tobacco curing barn.
Northeast Park in Guilford County, a county-owned park operated by the Town of Gibsonville. The 374 acre park includes the Gerringer-King Farm Complex, and among the farm buildings is a log tobacco barn restored as a wood-burning flue-cure barn.
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