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

The Museum will be closed Saturday, October 1 for an off site event. 


Quilt Exhibit - Saturday, October 1, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Diana Bell-Kite, Associate Curator, North Carolina Museum of History

Quilt Appraiser Jane Hall from Raleigh will be available for appraisals of antique and contemporary quilts.  

Location: White Horse Plantation, 1746 JIm Barnwell Road, Burlington, NC 27217

Admission $5, refreshments will be served

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Tea with Elliot Engel - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Elliot Engel presents "The Mystery of Robert E. Lee"

Location: Alamance Country Club 2402 Pineway Drive, Burlington, NC 27215

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

$40 per person Reserve your seat by October 20

Call Alamance County Historical Museum (336)226-8254

Credit Cards accepted

There will be a Raffle -  5 tickets $20 

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American Girl Doll Tea - Sunday, January 29, 2017

Meet Maryellen Larkin a 1950s American Girl.

1:30-3:30 and 4:00-6:00

$35 for one child and an adult

$20 for an extra child

$15 for an extra adult

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Our Staff

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