Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Alamance 
County Historical Museum, Inc. was the birthplace of Edwin
Michael Holt, a pioneer in the southern textile industry.


Alamance County Historical Museum, Inc.

A Museum of Victorian American Life Located at a National Register Historic Site

Enjoy the gracious American country home built by Michael Holt III in 1790, enlarged in 1800, and again in 1875 by his grandson L. Banks Holt.  This comfortable setting, with many original furnishings, provides a relaxed atmosphere enjoyed by hundreds of visitors each year.

Guided tours of the house museum are available at no cost.  Please allow 45 minutes for the tour.

Advance reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.  

We welcome you to use this beautiful Victorian setting for wedding receptions, luncheons and other private functions.

Anyone wanting to take photos on the grounds please contact the museum for fees and reservations.

The museum is often used for private parties. If you wish to visit, please call to insure the museum is not closed for a private event.

HOURS

Monday Closed

Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Museum is closed on Federal Holidays



     



                  

Events
“Genital Aprons and Fish Jelly…”: Anthropological Field Work in the NW Amazon of Brazil - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Join us for dinner at Michelle’s Kitchen & Table followed by discussion of the culture and customs of the Tukano Indians of the Vaupés-Papurí River.

6:00 p.m.

2641 South Church Street

Burlington, NC

$40 per person



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The Master of Mayberry: The Miraculous, Yet Mysterious, Life of Andy Griffith - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Supper and Lecture by Elliot Engel

Alamance Country Club

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Annual Christmas Greenery Sale - Saturday, December 1, 2018

The museum will host its Annual Sale of Holiday Greenery on December 1-2, 2018.  Throughout the weekend patrons can shop for unique vintage-style ornaments, fresh holiday wreaths, plaques, live plants, as well as Williamsburg-style arrangements.  On Sunday we will be serving a Victorian tea in the Museum's dining-room.

Saturday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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American Girl Doll Tea - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Meet Kaya, a 1764 American Girl

1:00-3:00 or 3:30-5:30

$40

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Our Staff

Museum Director:
William Murray Vincent, Ph.D.
Weekend Supervisor:
Laurie Smith, MA
Staff:
Mimi Cowan