Located on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville,
Henderson County History Center consists of
four separate entities under one roof: 1) Henderson County
Historical Museum; 2)
Henderson County Archives; 3) Henderson County
Genealogical and Historical Society; and 4) Mineral and Lapidary
Museum of Henderson County. The Henderson County Historical Center
has grown over the years under the direction of Dr. Jack Jones,
noted local historian, into one of the area’s most prestigious
Henderson County History
Henderson County Historical Museum
The Henderson County Historical Museum has exhibits of documents,
photographs, artifacts, and records pertaining to the history and
development of Henderson County including Hendersonville.
Henderson County Archives
The repository of all the historic Henderson County documents,
including old hand-written records.
Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society
At the center, various displays and exhibits illustrate aspects of
local history, publications are available for further exploration
and research, and volunteer staff members stand ready to answer any
questions about Henderson County’s history. The Historical Center
also maintains an extensive library.
Mineral & Lapidary Museum of Henderson County
The museum has ongoing exhibits of regional minerals and gemstones
of interest to the general public and a workshop where gem-cutting
and polishing demonstrations are held.
Henderson County History Center
Distance: 30 minutes from Asheville
Address: 400 North Main Street, Hendersonville NC 28792
Telephone: 828-693-1531, County Archives: 828-693-1531;
County Historical Museum: 828-693-1531; Mineral and Lapidary Museum:
Hours: Monday -Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Allow: 1-2 hours
Henderson County Heritage Museum,
Mineral & Lapidary Museum of Henderson Co.,Carl Sandburg
Thomas Wolfe Angel
Directions: From Asheville take I-26 South. Get off at exit
49B onto US 64. Turn left onto Main Street and proceed down Main