The North Carolina Mountains Sights

Mountain Heritage Center

  • 150 H.F. Robinson Bldg. Map It
  • Cullowhee
  • Educational Institution

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

In wormy chestnut-paneled quarters at Western Carolina University, this museum maintains and displays the heirlooms of hundreds of mountain families, from butter churns to baby bassinets. Most exhibits rotate, but a permanent exhibit, "Migration of the Scotch-Irish People," describes the history and culture of the English and Scottish people of Northern Ireland, known as Ulster Scots, who settled the Blue Ridge mountains in the 18th century. There are also special exhibits, such as one on quilting and another on naturalist Horace Kephart.

Sight Information


150 H.F. Robinson Bldg., Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, 28723, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Feb.– early Dec., Mon.–Wed. and Fri. 9–5, Thur. 9–7

Published 07/23/2015


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