The Museum of North Carolina Minerals highlights the area’s rich mineral resources and the mining heritage. Discover hands-on, interactive exhibits that explore the creation of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the 3,000-year-old saga of mining.
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Visitor Center: Talk to a ranger for information and to grab a map. Visitor center desk located inside the museum. Open daily, year-round.
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Step Back in History: Every year in mid-September, reenactors tell the story of the Overmountain Men, who crossed the Blue Ridge here on their way to the battle at Kings Mountain, South Carolina. Their trek was established as a National Historic Trail in 1980. Learn more about the Overmountain Men and the reenactments at the Overmountain Victory Trail Association website.
Last updated: July 18, 2019