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.

The museum will be closed to the public.  No tours will be

conducted until further notice.  However, the staff may be

contacted during regular operating hours. 




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



COMING SOON! - Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Alamance County Historical Museum has had to cancel several fund-raising events for the past several months, due to the shutdown caused by the corona virus.

The Museum's board of directors will sponsor a yard sale in order to help offset recurrent operational expenses.

The items consist of modern, vintage, and antique; silver, pottery, porcelains, glass/crystal, furniture, decorative and practical. 

For more information click "events" tab

POSTPONED - Friday, March 13, 2020

Due to the threat posed by COVID-19 the museum has postponed the lecture/dinner, "Porcelains and Glassware from the Collection of the Alamance County Historical Museum," March 19. The event will be re-scheduled at a later date TBD. Those patrons currently holding reservation for the lecture/dinner will be notified of the re-scheduled date.

Our Staff

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