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.

  We willl be closed for Christmas - Wednesday, December 23 - Monday, December 28.                                               and reopen for tours Tuesday, December 29 and Wednesday, December 30

  New Years - Thursday, December 31 - Monday January 4.  Reopening Tuesday, January 5.  




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



Annual Greenery Sale - Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 conditions the Alamance County Historical Museum’s Annual on-site Christmas Tea and Sale will not be held this year (2020).  However, the museum will be accepting advance orders for Christmas Greenery and Plants.  These orders may be placed from now through Dec. 15, 2020.

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Our Staff

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