The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

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 Polk County Historical Museum

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Polk County Historical Museum, Columbus NC

   Located in the Feagan Buidling at 60 Walker Street in Columbus the Polk County Historical Museum contains a large collection that includes artifacts from the Cherokee Indians, early settlers, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War II. Museum items include tools and clothing of the settlers, various railroad treasures, photos and paintings of historic sites in Polk County, and memorabilia from local residents. They also have a large collection of early maps, records, and pictures including important items in American history. The Polk County History Museum is within walking distance of the Polk County Courthouse which was built in 1859, and historical markers and points of interest such as the Howard Monument, the Dough Boy statue and Stearns Park.

Website: Polk County Historical Museum
Columbus, NC
Distance: 45 minutes from Asheville
Address: Feagan Building, 60 Walker Street, Columbus NC 28722
Telephone: 828-894-3351, 828-859-6655
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. and by appointment
Fees: None
Allow: 1 hour
Nearby: Foothills Nature Equestrian Center (FENCE)
Directions: From Asheville, take I-26 East to US-74E (signs for Columbus, Rutherfordton, NC Highway 108). Take exit 163 for NC Highway 108 West towards Columbus. Turn left onto Walker Street in Columbus.







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