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.

Museum activities are sponsored in part by a grant from the NC Humanities Council.


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 Thursday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.  We will not be offering tours Friday, November 25 but will resume on Saturday, November 26.



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



Annual Greenery Sale and Christmas Bazaar - Saturday, December 10, 2022

Join us for Homemade Cookies and Cider as you Browse our Holiday Bazaar for

Williamsburg-style Holiday Plaques made with fresh Fraser fir greenery and fruit

Live Orchids, Amaryllis, Poinsettias, and Cyclamen

Vintage-style Christmas Ornaments, French Market Tea Towels, Holiday Soaps, 2023 Cavallini Calendars,

Caspari Holiday Cards, Napkins and Wrapping Paper

Felted Snowmen and Cute Little Elves

Antique Porcelains and many other items perfect for Holiday Gift Giving!

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Ongoing fund raising event - Bloomin' Bucks - Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Brent and Becky's Bulbs will donate 25% of your order to the museum.  This is a great way to support us and beautify your landscape at the same time.  Just go online to and choose our organization from the drop down menu.  You will then be taken to the Brent and Becky's website where you can select from their selection of bulbs, plants, perennials, supplements, books, tools, home accessories, and more!


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Our Staff

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