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.
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.
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)Backroads of North Carolina: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend GetawaysHiking Waterfalls in North Carolina: A Guide To The State’s Best Waterfall Hikes
A look inside:
Hours of Operation:
10:00 – 4:00, Tuesday – Saturday, June – September
10:00 – 4:00, Friday and Saturday, September – October
21 Davis Loop
Hayesville, NC North Carolina 28904