112 Parham Rd.
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: (252) 438-8511
Fax: (252) 492-2215
Arts & Museums
The original site of Wake Forest University that was built in 1820 and housed both the dwellings for the university president and classrooms, this museum is dedicated to the history of Wake Forest College and the town of Wake Forest and showcases exhibits that trace the history of the university from its beginning on the site through the mid-1950s, as well as artifacts about the town and town life.
Located in the former home of W.W. Kitchin, North Carolina's Governor from 1809 to 1813, this historical museum complex includes the Kitchin home, a tobacco barn, the Van Hook Subscription School, Dr. John H. Merritt's office, and the Woodsdale General Store. A wide variety of exhibits are on display that include a replica of Baseball Hall of Famer Enos Slaughter, a display honoring the only North Carolinean to win the Congressional Medal of Honor, and an intriguing display of over 250 dolls.
Walk through a tornado, experiment with water pumps and surround yourself in a giant bubble. Watch in wonder as exotic butterflies float by in the Magic Wings Butterfly House and feel a chill go up your spine as you visit with un-caged giant orb spiders. Home to an actual Apollo Command Module and Neil Armstrong's space suit, this museum makes the history of space travel come to life.
Duke Homestead State Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark that is transformed into a museum that showcases exhibits and artifacts pertaining to tobacco industry.
A wide variety of art shows and offers classes in a variety of areas including classes for children, and adult art classes and workshops in basketry, clay, dance, drawing, painting, photography, and fitness are sponsored by this arts center.
This 65,000-square-foot museum houses three large gallery spaces, a museum store, university and community classrooms, and the Nasher Museum Caf
With a collection of around 2500 works of art by 75 artists, ArtSource is a must visit for art lovers and patrons. Specializing in fine art, the gallery hosts theme-based exhibitions and showcases artwork by local talents on a monthly rotation. This ensures that each time you step in, there will always be something new and fresh awaiting you here. Browse through the selection and take home a few eye-catching paintings.
This museum collects, exhibits, and preserves antiques, Civil War artifacts, works of art, glassware, Hummels, Indian artifacts, military uniforms, books, collections from Halifax County founding families, special exhibits of arts and crafts, and items that are historically significant to the past, present, and future heritage of Halifax County and Southside Virginia.
The gallery specializes in fine art and enables the public to see international and local pieces in a comfortable and relaxing environment.
Various works by African-American artists from both the 19th and 20th centuries are displayed at this museum that is known as having the most "important publicly assembled collection of African-American art in North Carolina." Objects from the African continent are also on display.
With a superb location on the sprawling campus of the Duke University, the Nasher Museum of Art was founded in 1969, and currently boasts a stunning collection of African, Medieval and Renaissance Art as well as other displays. On your way out, stop by their cafe which serves some delicious panini sandwiches, juicy crab cakes, curried chicken and salads, and wash it down with fresh fruit juices, Indian chai or sparkling wine. Check website for a list of upcoming events and exhibitions.
This otherwise regular homestead came into prominence owing to the American Civil War. It was at this farm, where Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and Union General William T. Sherman signed the papers pertaining to the surrender of the Confederate troops, thereby ending the fierce Civil War. Now, it is known as the Bennett Place State Historic Site and is open to visitors.