Welcome to the Banner House Museum!
Experience 19th century life in Banner Elk and the High Country in the home of Samuel Henry Banner, one of Banner Elk’s early settlers and his his wife, Jane Hyder Banner, and their seven children. The circa 1870 house has been furnished with period heirlooms donated and loaned by area residents to tell the story of Banner Elk life from the 1870’s to the 1900’s. Additionally, an Exhibition Room highlights local history from the nineteenth and twentieth century.
The Banner House Museum2022 season is June 11 through September 24. The Museum is open for Guided Tours Wednesday through Saturday 11-3. Walking Tours depart from the Museum at noon each day we are open, weather permitting. We are staffed by volunteers who are committed to sharing the history of the area. Each volunteer will determine their preferred level of Covid-19 safety precautions and we ask our visitors to respect their needs. Apart from that, we are happy to accommodate any outdoor-only visits or mask preferences that may be requested by our visitors to ensure their safety and comfort as well.
Cell phone app Walking Tours are available at your leisure. See Calendar for more information.
Due to safety concerns for the public and our volunteers and supporters, as well as in observance of state and local COVID-19 mandates, opening guidelines and Events dates for 2022 are TENTATIVE at this time.
GBEHF has made plans to hold both our annual Heritage Luncheon fundraiser in June 2022 and the Heritage Bus Tour in August 2022. Both events are still tentative and dates are not yet published for the public. At this time, the Bus Tour will be a new format in the form of a limited seating paid event. Please check back with us for more details and reservations.