Stanly County is a crossroads of history.  Its people have helped mold and define the cultural landscape of the county, the state, and the nation for more than 10,000 years. Our citizens value their history and have diligently worked together to establish the Stanly County Museum to safeguard the objects of their heritage. With so many different cultures and catalysts creating history in this “land between the rivers,” the Stanly County Museum has a unique collection of artifacts—from examples of Native American art and pottery to restored pioneer homes.  We invite you to discover the rich heritage that is Stanly County, North Carolina.

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Wednesday – Friday 10am-5pm
The Museum is closed on or around all major holidays.

The Museum Gallery is self-guided. Guided tours of the Daniel Freeman house and I.W. Snuggs house are usually available daily upon request. Please call ahead to schedule a tour.

There is no admission fee. The Stanly County Museum is a public and educational service provided by Stanly County Government.


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Stanly County Museum
245 East Main Street, Albemarle, NC 28001
telephone 704-986-3777 facsimile 704-986-3778

The Stanly County Museum is a department of the Stanly County Public Library.

The Stanly County Museum is a proud member of:
Charlotte Region History Consortium
Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies
American Association of Museums
American Association for State and Local History