The grand Shelton House in Waynesville was built in 1875 and now houses the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts. So your guided tour is double the fun in this Charleston-style farmhouse with a double veranda. Each room is stuffed with 19th and 20th-century creations by very talented artisans and designers from across the state. It's open from April through October.
Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend: June 16-17, 2023
Don't miss this craft fair held on the farm grounds with artists, crafters, barn exhibits, music, and food trucks! The 2020 event will be completely outdoors, with plenty of room to spread out with sanitizing stations throughout the area. Please wear a mask and enjoy the show! Go to their website for details.
The historic home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is filled with antique furniture, clothing, art, and crafts.
The variety of the collection is astonishing. See gorgeous quilts, sculptured porcelain, dulcimers, woodworking, masterpieces of pottery work and furniture, and a collection of Native American artifacts from the Navajo of Shiprock, New Mexico, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Western North Carolina.
If you love old-fashioned, handmade quilts, their collection is a must see!
The museum is located near downtown Waynesville, so there's much more to explore nearby. Adjacent to the Shelton House is HART (Haywood Arts Regional Theatre) and Haywood's Historic Farmer's Market, open Saturday mornings from 8 AM-12 PM (Spring through Fall).
Also included in the tour is the barn with farm equipment and the original milking room.
The museum is open April-October, Thursday-Saturday, 10 AM-3 PM.
Admission is $7/adults, $5/students, free/children 5 and under. Groups of 10 or more: $5/person.
Address: 49 Shelton Street, Waynesville NC, 28786
Help keep this historic treasure open! See how you can support the Shelton House on their website.