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Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

49 Shelton St, Waynesville, NC 28786-5795
+1 828-452-1551
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Maybe I expected too much

I went here expecting to find much more than is available. These beautiful collectons were... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
Jene D
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Hartwell, Georgia, United States
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A Profound Lesson

We learned of this museum on TripAdvisor, and we were delighted by our tour. The docent, Grace, was... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
Maureen B
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Acworth, Georgia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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49 Shelton St, Waynesville, NC 28786-5795
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+1 828-452-1551
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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

I went here expecting to find much more than is available. These beautiful collectons were actually private ones. As a way of preserving this house and artifacts, they are well taken care of for future generations. While I loved that part, how much of a...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

We learned of this museum on TripAdvisor, and we were delighted by our tour. The docent, Grace, was very schooled in the information that she shared with us, and she was also very funny. The first room on the tour displayed a large collection of...More

Thank Maureen B
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a wonderful museum full of human ingenuity. Door mats made out of corn husks, stair step corners covers made from..I'll surprise you. If you like American crafts this is a museum you will enjoy. Our hostess was very personable and knowledgeable, we enjoyed...More

1  Thank Pat M
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

Had been to Waynesville a number of times and just found this fabulous museum. The home is beautifully maintained, and each room is filled with handicrafts. Our tour lasted two hours and was filled with interesting historical facts about the house and information on the...More

Thank Meredith M
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

We spent a few hours at the Shelton House, shown around by Ms. Stephens, the curator. We learned about the Shelton family history over decades, family involvement with native American tribes in NC and NM, and viewed wonderful artifacts from the past century or so....More

3  Thank 156patriciag
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

My mom and I enjoyed walking around this old house. The stories were so interesting and the gardens were lovely. So much history and a fascinating mixture of items in each room. The handmade quilts were beautiful. Lots to see... Best to go during the...More

Thank Beverly S
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

While in Waynesville, NC, stop by the Shelton House. Tucked on 8 acres just off Main Street, the Shelton House offers tours Tuesday - Saturday. A wonderful collection of Native American artifacts as well as handicrafts from around Western North Carolina, the tour guides provide...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2016

Lovely farmhouse and dairy barn filled with many interesting antiques, North Carolina handicrafts and artifacts. Aslo a room devoted to Cherokee Indian donated by the Cherokee Nation and Navaho Indian art collected by Will Shelton, an original owner. A great asset to Haywood County and...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

NC Handicrafts Museum is in the Historic Shelton House. For history buffs, you will really enjoy this museum and grounds. We loved our visit and the guide was extremely knowledgeable.

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Reviewed September 29, 2015

We felt like we'd hired our own private tour guide for 90 minutes - yet we paid $6/each! This is exactly what we had - our own private tour. It was incredibly interesting learning about the history of so many cultures (various indian cultures, and...More

3  Thank Jamee M
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