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 2024 season is June 8 through September 21. 

Guided Tours of the Samuel Banner House Museum: Wednesday through Saturday 11-3 ($5 per adult)

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.

Guided Walking Tours ($10 per adult) are available by appointment (See Calendar Page for more details)

*Free cell phone app Walking Tours are available at your leisure.  See Calendar for more information.