POSTPONED!  An Evening With Author Terry Roberts is rescheduled for February 9 due to tonight’s weather.
The Trolley ran between Asheville and Weaverville 1909 - 1924
Shope’s grocery store corner of Main Street and Florida Avenue
Service for Model T’s in the 1920’s on Main Street
Grist mill on Reems Creek 1850’s
1920’s woman sitting where the Primary School is now
Weaverville in the 1930’s
Weaver College 1873-1934
Weaverville High School 1937

Our Mission

The Dry Ridge Historical Museum presents an authentic view of the rich cultural history of various periods of life, to diverse audiences — with special emphasis on collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Weaverville, Reems Creek and Flat Creek townships — through the preservation and interpretation of historic objects, buildings and landscapes.
Main Street Looking North

About the Museum

The Dry Ridge Historical Museum opened its doors in 1983 in the lower level of the Weaverville Library.  It operated in this location until July 2019.  In September 2021 the Museum reopened in the new Weaverville Community Center located above Lake Louise at  60 Lakeshore Drive.

The museum gallery has five vignettes designed to show visitors examples of life in this area utilizing artifacts and educational panels. The sixth vignette presents a hands-on display for children. Additionally, six wormy chestnut showcases created by master craftsman Jim Proffitt line the hallway of the Community Center. They contain revolving collections from both local sources and the museum collection.


There is no charge to visit the Museum; however, donations are always appreciated. The Museum is open for tours by individuals and groups Wednesday through Saturday during the spring, summer and fall months. For the winter months, the Museum is open Thursday through Saturday. Private tours for groups or individuals may be arranged by contacting the Museum through the form below or by calling 828-407-3701.


Consider volunteering for the Dry Ridge Historical Museum. Entirely volunteer staffed and funded, we need individuals to fill many roles, including guides, creating special exhibits, organizing, and cataloguing our collection, arranging special events, technical support, and data entry. Interested individuals can complete this brief questionnaire. Our volunteer coordinator will then contact you.
Contact Us
Please contact us if you have questions about the museum or would like to inquire about making a contribution to our collection of images and artifacts, schedule a tour at a time the museum is not open, or have research questions.
Mailing Address
PO Box 413
Weaverville, NC 28787
Hours of Operation:
December - March
Thursday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
April - October
Wednesday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
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