Local Museums

This list of local museums includes historic exhibits, cultural museums, art galleries and museums as well as local museums of scientific interest.


These spots are fun for the whole family. Be sure to check the list, since some have very limited hours.

Appalachian Pinball Museum - 538 N Main St., 828.702.9277, Sun-Mon 1pm-6pm,  Tues- Closed, Wed-Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat 12pm-9pm
You won't just see classic pinball and arcade games here you'll get to play them too.  Just $10 to play all-day

Mineral & Lapidary Museum – 400 North Main, Hendersonville 828-698-1977 mineralmuseum.org Mon-Sat 1 pm-5 pm
Free Rocks, dinosaur eggs and more.

Henderson Heritage Museum – 1st and Main Hendersonville 828-694-1619 hendersoncountymuseum.com Wed-Sun 1 pm-5 pm
Free History, special exhibits, and productions about Henderson County.

Hands On! Children’s Museum - 318 North Main, Hendersonville 828-697-8333 handsonwnc.org Tues – Sun 1 pm-6 pm - $5
Place for Children

WNC Air Museum - Brooklyn Avenue, Hendersonville 828-698-2482 wncairmuseum.com Sat, Sun, Wed 12 pm-5 pm - Free
Fifteen airplanes from 1915 – 1960 vintage.

Johnson Farm – 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville 828-891-6585 hendersoncountypublicschoolsnc.org/johnson-farm/ Tues – Thurs 10am-1pm Tours @ 10:30am-  $5
The 1920 Boarding House is the home of Heritage Weavers & Fiber Artists. 1880’s farmhouse and barn with ten buildings, animals, trails, fields, forests, and streams are part of the farm.

Mountain Farm & Home Museum - 10 Brookside Camp Road, Hendersonville 828-697-8846 mfmuseum.homestead.com Mon-Fri 9 am- Noon - Free
Dedicated To The Preservation Of Agricultural & Domestic Equipment, Buildings, Implements, Utensils, Methods, and Literature Indigenous To Rural Life In 19th Century Western North Carolina.

Carl Sandburg Home - 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock 828-693-4178 Open Daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day 9 am-5 pm - No park entrance fee - $5 per person for the house tour
Home of Carl Sandburg during his retirement, lake, trails, goats and farm buildings. more info