Area Attractions for Wilkes County, North Carolina


Blue Ridge Music Hall of FameThe Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame is located in the Wilkes Heritage Museum.

The  Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame exists to showcase and  preserve the rich musical heritage of the greater Blue Ridge Mountains area from northern Georgia to northern Virginia.  The Hall of Fame educates, defines and interprets the history of music in the Blue Ridge area and musicians in all genres from the region with exhibits and an annual celebration of inductees.

The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame, Wilkes Heritage Museum
100 East Main Street
Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697
Phone (336) 667-3171



The Wilkes Heritage MuseumThe Wilkes Heritage Museum

Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1968. The Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. is responsible for operating and maintaining the Old Wilkes Jail (c. 1859), Robert Cleveland Log Home (c. 1779), and the Wilkes Heritage Museum (former Wilkes County Courthouse, c. 1902).

The Wilkes Heritage Museum consists of a self-guided tour featuring exhibits including early settlement, medicine, military history, moonshine, and early stock-car racing.

Guided tours of the Old Wilkes Jail and Robert Cleveland Log Home are given at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm Tuesday- Saturday. Special programs are also offered; call for availability.



Candlelight Ghost Tours of Wilkes

Candlelight Ghost Tours is located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina at the foot of the Blueridge Mountains. Folkore and ghost tales abound in this area, passed down from one generation to the next. Join us and walk amid the history of a proud mountian peoples as we regale you with stories of the past - well, maybe some folks aren't as "past" as we'd think. You might just hear the footsteps of the long dead Tom Dooley in the jail cell he once occupied or you might spy the earthbound spirit of the little girl killed by runaway horses. It's all here, just waiting for you.

The Candlelight Ghost Tours are owned and operated by Wilkes Heritage Museum.