Hours of Operation

OPEN 10:00 - 4:00
Monday - Friday
CLOSED - Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays

Closed during some inclement weather events. Please call first to check opening/closing.


Children 5 and under admitted free

Museum Address/Phone

Wilkes Heritage Museum
100 East Main Street
P.O. Box 935
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Phone Numbers
336 667-3171

Staff Directory

Jennifer Furr - Director
Diana Perry - Volunteer Coordinator

Photo Gallery


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About Us

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).

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Event Information:

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 Wilkes Heritage Museum Benefit and Business Showcase

Will be held on Saturday, August 12th. The doors for the event will open at 5:30 and the bands will perform at 7 PM. Ticket cost - $15 per person purchased at the door or $12 a person when purchased online. Tickets will include a guided tour through the museum as well as performances from The Harris Brothers (Lenoir) and Dr. Bacon (Asheville).  Purchase Event Tickets online