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The Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation

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7990 Hickory Nut Gap Road
Banner Elk, N.C. 28604
(828) 898-3634

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Experience 19th century life in Banner Elk and the High Country in the home of Samuel Henry Banner, one of Banner Elk’s early settlers and his his wife, Jane Hyder Banner, and their seven children. read more
  • About

    Experience 19th century life in Banner Elk and the High Country in the home of Samuel Henry Banner, one of Banner Elk’s early settlers and his his wife, Jane Hyder Banner, and their seven children. The circa 1870 house has been furnished with period heirlooms donated and loaned by area residents to tell the story of Banner Elk life from the 1870’s to the 1900’s. Additionally, an Exhibition Room highlights local history from the nineteenth and twentieth century.

    docent tourThe Museum welcomes visitors during our “Open Season,” which extends mid-June through late September. Wednesday through Saturday – 11 am to 3 pm, knowledgeable docents guide guests through the home to illustrate the history, culture, and development of the local community and surrounding areas. The 2020 Season will run from June 6 to September 26.

    The Banner House Museum is the centerpiece for the Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation’s special events, cultural education, and outreach.

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