Alamance County Historical Museum, Inc.

A Museum of Victorian American Life Located at a National Register Historic Site

Enjoy the gracious American country home built by Michael Holt III in 1790, enlarged in 1800, and again in 1875 by his grandson L. Banks Holt.  This comfortable setting, with many original furnishings, provides a relaxed atmosphere enjoyed by hundreds of visitors each year.

Guided tours of the house museum are available at no cost.  Please allow 45 minutes for the tour.

Advance reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.  

We welcome you to use this beautiful Victorian setting for wedding receptions, luncheons and other private functions.

Anyone wanting to take photos on the grounds please contact the museum for fees and reservations.

The museum is often used for private parties. If you wish to visit, please call to insure the museum is not closed for a private event.

The museum will be closed Saturday morning October 3 for a private event and will reopen at 2:30.


Monday Closed

Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Museum is closed on Federal Holidays


Illuminating the Brilliance of Marc Chagall - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Luncheon and lecture by Vivian R. Jacobson, noted Chagall historian, lecturer and author 

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Annual Greenery Sale and Christmas Open House - Saturday, December 05, 2015
The museum will host its Annual Sale of Holiday Greenery on December 5 & 6 with Victorian Tea served on Sunday Afternoon 1:00 - 5:00. read more ...
American Girl Doll Tea - Sunday, February 14, 2016

Meet Samantha Parkington a 1904 American Girl

Space is limited!  Register early!

Our Staff

Museum Director:
William Murray Vincent, Ph.D.
Weekend Supervisor:
Laurie Smith, MA
Mimi Cowan