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

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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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 Please mark your calendars for the Wilkes Heritage Museum's annual Pinto Bean Lunch next Thursday, November 2, 2017

.  Due to construction on the front lawn of the museum, the Pinto Bean Lunch will be held in the new Open Air Market located beside the Wilkes Heritage Museum.  We will have tables and chairs set up in the market site.  The museum is open during construction but you must enter and exit the building by using the back door.  Please call or stop by the museum for tickets for this lunch.  We will also make deliveries.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 $6.00 a plate ~ Pintos, cornbread, slaw, onions, dessert and a drink.