Hours of Operation:
The Museum will be closed starting on December 24, 2023, for the winter break and will re-open on March 1, 2024.
Current Museum Exhibits
Customize your Museum Group Tours
Our curators and guides will customize a tour for your group: vacationers, campers, school groups, or families. Please call 828-884-2141 to tell us when you’d like to visit.
Plan Your Visit
Everything a curious traveler wants in a destination is in small-town friendly Brevard, N. C., smack dab in the middle of the “Land of Waterfalls.” Nestled the cool Blue Ridge Mountains 45 minutes from the Appalachian Trail, 30 minutes from Asheville, N.C., and just over an hour from Greenville, S.C., the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas offers American history told through veterans’ individual stories.
When you step out the front door of the museum, cross the street and settle into a comfortable chair with a fresh-baked strawberry hand-pie and a cappuccino at Cup & Saucer. Exit and turn left. Across Broad Street at O.P. Taylor’s (The Coolest Toy Store on the Planet), you’ll walk into parents’ and grandparents’ heaven: Legos, scale models, and every imaginable toy for ages 2 through 90. Turn right out of the toy store and find yourself in Diamond Rush Jewelry. Affordable earrings, necklaces, and rings, including one-of-a kind vintage jewelry. Diamond Rush gives a 20% discount to all museum visitors!
Next door, find yourself in Broad Street Wines, with comfy sofas to relax with a glass of wine and people-watch. Next, a one-minute walk will land you in the White Squirrel Shoppe, with merchandise celebrating Brevard’s famous white squirrels—the perfect souvenir of this unique little town. End your busy day with a feast on mountain rainbow trout (one of many choices) at The Falls Landing Restaurant, “where the locals gather.”
Stop into the Visitor’s Center on East Main Street to get maps to hiking trails, rock climbing, and the internationally-acclaimed Brevard Music Center’s summer festival. The concerts include world-class classical music concerts, opera, and bluegrass in a delightful (covered) outdoor auditorium. Bring a picnic and sit on the lawn or relax inside the auditorium, where cool breezes blow in the summer.
21 East Main Street, Brevard, North Carolina USA
Call: (828) 884-2141 for questions.
We will continue to follow COVID-19-related protocols to ensure the safety of visitors and our all-volunteer staff. Please visit our calendar page for our scheduled events. To stay up-to-date on the latest Museum news please sign up for our e-newsletter.
The Veterans History Museum will continue to offer digital newsletters, media coverage, and self-guided tours in support of our mission to honor veterans from WWI to the present, educate the community, and preserve historic artifacts.
We look forward to welcoming you back as we continue honoring veterans and service members, educating young and old, and preserving our proud military history.