Experience 19th century life in Banner Elk and the High Country in the home of Samuel Henry Banner, one of Banner Elk's original settlers. Completed in 1867, the home of Samuel, his wife, Jane Hyder Banner, and their seven children has been furnished with period heirlooms donated and loaned by area residents to tell the story of Banner Elk life in the 1870’s and 1880’s. Additionally, an Exhibition Room highlights local history from the nineteenth and twentieth century.
The Museum welcomes visitors during our "Open Season," which extends mid-June through late September. 2016 Open Season is June 11 through October 1. Wednesday through Saturday – 11 am to 3 pm, knowledgeable docents guide guests through the home to illustrate the history, culture, and development of the local community and surrounding areas.
The Banner House Museum is the centerpiece for the Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation's special events, cultural education, and outreach.
Our Next Event
The Banner House Museum will mark its tenth season of operation this summer along with the Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation’s most ambitious Calendar of Events yet!
Children’s Concert at the Historic Banner Elk School
Saturday, September 17
A special performance of "Celt-alachian" Music geared towards children but thoroughly enjoyable for all ages!. Local band Thistle Dew delights in sharing the musical heritage of our area with the next generation. After the Concert, stay for a performance by Avery JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians). This event is free to the public as a gift from the Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation, though donations are greatly appreciated and minimum $5 suggested donations receive free Museum admission. This event is co-sponsored by the Banner Elk Book Exchange.
Click HERE to view the FULL Calendar of Events