Learn the individual stories of our country’s service members and appreciate the proud history of our country. Enjoy our unique artifacts, uniforms from all service branches, priceless photos from overseas and the home front. You will never forget your visit.




We are calling on veterans, individuals, families, foundations, organizations and corporations to help us realize the vision of our new permanent Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. We want to be as being the center for excellence for honoring our veterans.




We are the center for educating all ages through stories and exhibits. Treat your group of students, veterans, family members, or club members to a personalized tour of our galleries, enjoying the stories, artifacts, and photos on display.





 Your generous donation will enable future generations to understand the how the sacrifices of military service members preserve our freedom and way of life, as we honor these patriots and educate young and old.



Our Mission

To honor, educate and preserve our history by remembering and honoring
the veterans from the Carolinas and all veterans.





Veteran’s History Museum will be closed until further notice

Following the policy of Transylvania County Schools and for the safety of the community, the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will close beginning Sunday, March 15 until further notice. All scheduled events at the museum are cancelled during this period and will be rescheduled at a later date. Thank you for understanding and helping to keep our community healthy and safe.

Why the Veterans History Museum

 The purpose of this veterans museum is to honor the men and women from North and South Carolina who served in our armed forces.

Some examples of what the museum features include one-of-a-kind artifacts, uniforms, weaponry, original newspapers, personal letters, etc.

All of these special items weave the great and proud stories of service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

 They display and help us empathize with the wonder, but also the danger of our involvement in these wars, and the unique sacrifice of our military men and women!

 Love of country plus gratitude to those who served proudly equals the museum’s theme for all ages, both young and old.


 Museum Vision

To be the center of excellence for honoring veterans, documenting their histories, and showcasing their memorabilia from WWI to the present. To be a place for remembrance, education and celebration.

Peek Inside the Museum

Our Honor Wall hallmarks the service of veterans across North and South Carolina.

The Honor Wall is the first exhibit a visitor encounters. Golden plaques recognize those who served and those who are serving. Many funeral homes are now providing plaques in honor of passed veterans.

When looking for a meaningful way to honor a family member or friend, please consider an honor wall plaque. Click here for more information on how to honor your veteran.

Golden plaques are available for one hundred dollars and can be etched with up to forty five letters of your choice.  Four inch by eight inch golden plaques are also available for two hundred dollars and can be etched with up to fifty letters.

Living Histories

Ronald B Hanchett Interview

Ronald B Hanchett Interview

Ronald B. Hanchett is one of millions of Americans to have served his country honorably... He is an American Patriot! Thank you for your service! USS Tabberer – a small John C. Butler-class destroyer escort – lost her mast and radio antennas. Though damaged and unable...



My Father Raymond J. Norris I was born in June 1906 and I, his son Raymond J. Norris II, was born in July, 1945. This is the story of our journeys and service in World War II and the Vietnam War. Part I: Father Ray J. Norris I was working in Toledo, Ohio when he was...

My Brother’s Keeper in Vietnam

My Brother’s Keeper in Vietnam

Left - Joe, Right - Mike DiRocco 1969 was the magic year for my brother Joe and me. I was six months into serving my third and final combat tour in Special Forces where I had found a home thirteen and a half years earlier. Imagine how excited I was to learn that my...


National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29, 2020

National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29, 2020

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day – a day to thank and honor our nation's Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. On March 29, 1973, the remaining American troops withdrew from Vietnam and the last prisoners of war held in North...

New Video Series

“A Night at the Muesum”

Now available on our Youtube channel 

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