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 original settlers. Banner House Museum. Built circa 1870, 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. 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 2018 Open Season is June 16 to October 6.
The Banner House Museum is the centerpiece for the Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation’s special events, cultural education, and outreach.
Our Next Event
Opening Day Event with Children’s Day Activities
Saturday, June 16, 2018
The lawn of the Banner House Museum will be buzzing with activity! Children can participate in heritage crafts, games and other activities. Inside the Banner House, enjoy Open-House style Museum tours. Activities and Tours are free that day as a gift to the public from the Foundation, though donations are greatly appreciated.
We suggest bringing a folding chair and comfortable shoes.
NEW THIS SEASON! Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Banner Elk
Offered by limited appointment availability for $10 per adult
Previously a once-annual event, we are pleased to offer this tour more frequently. Walk along the path of history as you learn about some of Banner Elk’s most prominent Historic Buildings, their roles in the community and the business they house today. You will be surprised what you’ll learn! For reservations or more information, please call 828.898.3634 during Museum hours or email us anytime!
The tour will be approximately 1 mile of walking including stairs and uneven terrain. We suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes. You may also want to sun protection or an umbrella.
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