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Catawba County Museum of History

Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Very interesting!

Lived in Newton as a child and was excited to see the progress through the years into the thriving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Surprise, Arizona
Excellent small museum

Excellent small museum focusing on the history of Catawba County and it’s people. Located in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newton, North Carolina
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1 week ago
“Very interesting!”
2 weeks ago
“Excellent small museum”
The History Museum of Catawba County is located in the old 1924 Courthouse in the center of Downtown Newton. The main head quarters of the Historical Association of Catawba County, the History Museum houses changing exhibit galleries, our genealogy...more
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30 N College Ave, Newton, NC 28658-3253
+1 828-465-0383
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived in Newton as a child and was excited to see the progress through the years into the thriving small town it is today. Interesting displays and good location.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent small museum focusing on the history of Catawba County and it’s people. Located in the historic local courthouse in the town square. Beautiful old building that was and is the county seat of government. Good exhibits on multiple floors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brysonk240
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Great place for local history. Good exhibits. Excellent genealogy library with hands on access. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. We spent 3 hours there. Most of the time I was going through local history and genealogy. We enjoyed it so much that we joined their...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Beautiful old building with a marble staircase. It was originally the courthouse and is now a small museum that provides insight into what the early settlers of this beautiful region were like. Farming and furniture were the mainstays. There are old implements, military uniforms(a rare...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank JustinJ545374
Reviewed 18 November 2016

For a small town, Newton has an awesome museum. It is located downtown in the old courthouse on the square. The museum has an extensive collection of tools, implements and hand-crafted items that tell the story of Catawba Valley's heritage. There is always something new...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank nc_terp
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a great small town museum that is free to the public. If you are looking for a place to educate your children on the local area, it is a great starting point.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank April H
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Lots of war and medical history, I have worked in Newton NC for several years and it's amazing how many people visit this wonderful Museum.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank cissie85
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Loved the courtroom pretty neat to see the medical doctor office and OR from back in the day. The armed service tribute was interesting too. It is a good learning field trip for children and adults

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Jacqueline F
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Great local museum located in a stately old courthouse in quaint downtown Newton, NC. Weekday parking was a cinch. There are exhibits on all three floors, the highest concentration being on the ground level and lower level. The staff was especially friendly and knowledgeable. Exhibits...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank gogreen444
Reviewed 21 January 2015

suprising information about interesting people and great history. something for all ages. good displays with great pictures and displays of everything from old race car to furniture and displays on polio hospital. changing exhibits keep me coming back

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank mike S
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