The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight....
Iredell Museums is a non-profit organization in Statesville, North Carolina with two locations to serve your educational and cultural needs and programs for all ages. From living history at Gregory Creek Homestead, to rotating art, science and history exhibits at 134 Court Street, there is something for the whole class!
The Airborne & Special Operations Museum (ASOM) is part of the United States Army Museum System. Located near Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina, it opened to the public on August 16, 2000, the 60th anniversary of the first U.S. Army parachute jump in 1940 at Fort Benning, Ga. The museum's emphasis is on United States military history especially U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Forces.
North Carolina’s first planned Moravian community, Bethania offers a living and working town that is also devoted to preserving its history of 253 years. Historic Bethania offers a chance to explore the restored 1790s Wolff-Moser House, 1894 Alpha Chapel and enjoy a walk on the 1.5 mile Black Walnut Trail. Check website for more information.
Housed in a 1920s train station, this museum interprets the history of Plymouth and Washington County. Permanent exhibits tell the tale of the Battle of Plymouth, the last major Confederate victory of the Civil War. The vast collection of Civil War artifacts is one of the largest in the Carolinas, and behind the museum is a 63' replica of the CSS Albemarle, the most successful ironclad of the Civil War. Rotating exhibits shed light on a variety of local history topics - from fishing to farming to forestry.
Have a passion but not sure how to explore it? Want to do more than visit just one site or attend one program? We've looked across the state and put together packages that make the Tar Heel State easy to explore.