The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday


We’re excited to announce the debut of the 1943 Willys Jeep, set in the scene of the APO (American Post Office), with soldiers arriving in hopes of getting mail from home.


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.





We best honor all service members by telling their stories and remembering their sacrifices.




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

The mission of the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas is to honor our nation’s veterans, to educate the public about our country’s military history and the contribution of our service men and women, and to preserve important and unique historic artifacts. The Museum reflects a love of country and gratitude to those who serve it by remembering and celebrating their service.


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Farewell to a Hero, Special Forces Green Beret
Michael Di Rocco 

Mike’s courage, patriotism, loyalty, service, love of adventure, kindness, sense of humor, and devotion to church and family live within us

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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.


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

The Last of the Band of Brothers

The Last of the Band of Brothers

Bradford C. Freeman of Caledonia, Mississippi, passed away this week.He was the only living member of the"Band of Brothers" 101st Airborne Division, WWII. July 4, 2020: Soon after being honored on a visit to New Orleans' National World War II Museum, Mr. Bradford...

Still Hoping to Save the Kitty Hawk

Still Hoping to Save the Kitty Hawk

USS Kitty Hawk Veteran Makes Call to Action! By Kenneth CornFrom the time David Cook turned seven years old until he raised his right hand totake the oath to defend his county, he knew he was destined to join the US Navy.  Cook can trace his family’s Navy service back...


Winning the European Skies of WWII

Winning the European Skies of WWII

On Thursday, September 8, at 2:00 p.m., Lt. Col. Bob Wilkerson, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), pictured here in his Blue Ridge Honor Flight shirt, will present the free program “Winning the European Skies of WWII.” The presentation will be held at the Transylvania County...

Growth at the Museum Attracts National Attention

Growth at the Museum Attracts National Attention

Museum attracts National attention and has hosted 20,000+ visitors from 48 states and 26 countries Since its October 2016 opening in the lobby of the former Aethelwold Hotel, the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas has hosted 20,000+ visitors from 48 states and...

New Video Series

“A Night at the Muesum”

Now available on our Youtube channel 

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