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.




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



Museum Lecture Series: Bench Mark - Thursday, August 15, 2019

Join us for dinner at Michelle's Kitche & Table followed by a short history of garden furniture.

Thursday, August 15

6:00 pm

$40 per person

Rsvp by August 8

 read more ...
Lecture and Dinner - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A light and enlightening literary program by Professor Elliot Engel

Brothers Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright will always be enormously famous, but their individual personalities have been swallowed up in history. Through meticulous biographical research, Dr. Engel reveals two equally fascinating but utterly different individuals who, working together, produced - in the airplane - one of mankind's most revolutionary inventions.


 read more ...
Our Staff

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