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


American Girl Doll Tea - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Meet Kaya, a 1764 American Girl

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


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The Forgotten Women Pilots of World War II - Luncheon and Lecture - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Grill 584 - Banquet Room

Best Western Hotel - 770 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215

11:30 am

$45 per person

Reserve your seat by April 12


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Annual Garden Party - Sunday, May 5, 2019

Special guest 

Chip Calloway, Landscape Architect

Sunday, May 5th

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

$35 per person

Advance Tickets available by calling the museum at  336-226-8254

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Our Staff

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