Clay County Old Jail Museum

For this week’s trip we are going to be heading to the small town of Hayesville, North Carolina to take a tour of the Clay County Old Jail Museum that was constructed in the year of 1912.

Upon entering the Clay County Old Jail Museum, you’ll be greeted by the docent. She is very knowledgeable and does an amazing job at taking you on a journey through the years past.



One of the displays found in the Old Jail Museum is a replica of the office of Dr. Paul Killian which shoes early medical equipment that was used in Clay County.Old Jail Museum Old Jail Museum

They have a huge Cherokee room that filled with artifacts and crafts from the Cherokee of this area such as Cherokee baskets, quilts, carving, masks and even a life-size model of a Cherokee basket weaver.

Quilting Room

Newly added African American Heritage Area

Old Jail Area

Moonshiner guarding his still

Additional recommended reading on Western North Carolina

Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads (Touring the Backroads)Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads (Touring the Backroads)Backroads of North Carolina: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend GetawaysBackroads of North Carolina: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend GetawaysHiking Waterfalls in North Carolina: A Guide To The State's Best Waterfall HikesHiking Waterfalls in North Carolina: A Guide To The State’s Best Waterfall Hikes

 

A look inside:

Admission Cost:
FREE

Hours of Operation:
10:00 – 4:00, Tuesday – Saturday, June – September
10:00 – 4:00, Friday and Saturday, September – October

Location:
21 Davis Loop
Hayesville, NC North Carolina 28904



Samantha

Samantha has been blogging for over 8 years and is a wife and homeschool mom of 4 from North Carolina.

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