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Rowan Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fabulous little museum plus they offer the best summer camps!

I love the rotating displays at the museum but my favorite thing about them is how they make... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Salisbury, North Carolina
Small, but good

We dropped in during the Cheerwine Festival and were impressed with the exhibits and staff. A young... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Statesville, North Carolina
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“local history”(6 reviews)
“worth a stop”(2 reviews)
“artifacts”(5 reviews)
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202 N Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144-4356
+1 704-633-5946
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the rotating displays at the museum but my favorite thing about them is how they make history come alive for youth each summer. Both of my boys did multiple summers of camp through Rowan Museum and I truly believe their hands on approach...More

Thank wcu92
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We dropped in during the Cheerwine Festival and were impressed with the exhibits and staff. A young man greeted us and was very engaging in the discussion of the history of Rowan County. The exhibits fee, but are very well done. It’s definielty worth a...More

1  Thank dclmom34
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

A small but very well organized museum.The displays change constantly. Many items are from the area. The Cub Scouts were amazed.

Thank JDB739
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful staff super nice. Interesting things always going on here, local history as well as country history. They have camps and activities for the whole family.

2  Thank Dixie L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A World War 1 exhibit featured the sounds and rumblings experienced in a bunker. Also one on segregation in the area was well done and a good reminder of unsettling aspects of the past.

Thank MAF127
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful room in the old courthouse is a perfect venue to host parties, receptions, and CD release parties!

Thank jameslM1394MK
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Although this is a small place it is beautiful, quaint, and historic... its worth a stop, especially if you love cheerwine (they have a great new exhibit) and if you're looking for a great, affordable spot to have an event. Working with their management was...More

Thank avidtraveler120
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great little museum...the staff was pleasant and helpful...went during the Cheerwine Festival...so they had a cool exhibit there.

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Last summer, my grand-kids & I spent the summer seeing the local sights. I am so glad we didn't miss this museum. They had a display of local events during the civil war. How interesting to see personal accounts of this time in history. They...More

Thank marymorales4
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This cute local museum houses historical artifacts with educational videos. From now until the end of December 2017, they also have a special exhibit for Cheerwine's Centennial Celebration. I visited during the one-day event and loved the information and the artifacts being displayed. The staff...More

Thank altokat
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