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Hendersonville Hertiage Museum in Hendersonville NC.Henderson Heritage Museum

1 Historic Courthouse Square
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 694-1619

Website: http://www.hendersoncountymuseum.com/
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Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday 10:00a -5:00p
Sunday 1:00p - 5:00p

Henderson Heritage Museum features many artifacts from the Civil War. The museum is located on Main Street in the Historic Henderson County Courthouse. One of the exhibits at the museum is the "Golden Age - Coming of the Railroad". The Apple Valley Model Railroad Club has created a replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade which is the steepest main-line Standard gauge railroad in the United States. The Civil War Exhibit features artifacts of the military weaponry and the uniforms. There is also a replica of Hendersonville's first general store in the early 1900's.

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Hendersonville Train Depot in Hendersonville NC.

Hendersonville Train Depot

650 Maple Avenue
Hendersonville, NC, 28792
(828) 890-8246

Website: avmrc.com/

Email:   Contact@avmrc.com
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Hours: 
Wednesday 1:00p - 3:00p
Saturday 10:00a - 2:00p

Admission: Free

The Hendersonville Train Depot was built in 1902 and is the home to Apple Valley Model Railroad Club's's scale model railroad.

The club's scale model railroad extends 100 feet along the length of the Depot and has over 2,000 feet of track, with over 250 switches and several turnouts. The layout is highly detailed.  There are also many historical artifacts including a Southern Railway caboose that visitors can tour.

For additional information or special visit arrangements call (828) 890-8246.

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Mineral and Lapidary Museum in Hendersonville NC.

Mineral and Lapidary Museum

400 North Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 698-1977

Website:  mineralmuseum.org/
Reviews:  TripAdvisor

Hours:
March to December:
Monday - Friday: 1:00p - 5:00p
Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p

January and February:
Tuesday - Friday: 1:00p - 5:00p
Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p

Museum is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day but open on Memorial Day, Labor Day and 4th of July.

The purpose of the Mineral and Lapidary Museum was to establish in 1997 as a place where children could go to see and learn about the Earth Sciences. The Mineral and Lapidary Museum has many displays from meteorites, fossils, the Great Trex, quartz, geode, Indian artifacts, dinosaur egg nest, and many others. There is also a display for cracking a geode. Other displays include the fluorescent lighting gallery.

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Western North Carolina Air Museum in Hendersonville NC. WNC Air Museum

1340 Gilbert Street
Hendersonville, NC 28793
(828) 698-2482

Specialty: Vintage Airplanes

Website: WNC Air Museum
Reviews: TripAdvisor
Email: wncamnc89@aol.com

 

Hours:
Open only on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
April - October:
Wednesday - 12:00p - 5:00p,
Saturday
- 10:00a - 5:00p
Sunday - 12:00p - 5:00p,
November - March:
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00p - 5:00p
Closed: Christmas Day, Easter, 4th July, Memorial Day and New Years Day

Located on the Hendersonville Airport grounds, the WNC Air Museum is known as the first air museum in North Carolina. On display are restored vintage airplanes, replica antique airplanes, and aviation memorabilia. You can see The Stearman N2S-4 and the 1930's Heath Parasol.

There is no admission fee nor parking fee. But, donations are appreciated.