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.
The Banner House Museum 2023 season is June 10 through September 23. The Museum is open for Guided Tours Wednesday through Saturday 11-3 ($5 per adult). Guided Walking Tours ($10 per adult) depart from the Museum at 11am 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.
*Free cell phone app Walking Tours are available at your leisure. See Calendar for more information.