Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Alamance 
County Historical Museum, Inc. was the birthplace of Edwin
Michael Holt, a pioneer in the southern textile industry.

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.


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


American Girl Doll Tea - Sunday, February 14, 2016

Meet Samantha Parkington a 1904 American Girl

This event is fully booked

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Annual Spring Tea - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Alamance County Historical Museum Presents Tea with Elliot Engel, to meet the Vandervilts

Alamance Country Club

2401 Pineway Drive, Burlington


$38 per person

Reserve your seat by March 10

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Annual Garden Tour and Party - Sunday, May 15, 2016

The garden tour will be 1:30-3:30 followed by a garden party at Sullivan Park 3:30-5:30. 

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Our Staff

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