Graham Historical Museum
Graham Historical Museum
Hours of Operation*
Friday & Saturday • 10:00am – 2:00pm
The museum will be closed December 22 & 23 for the holidays.
Free, please no food or drinks
About the Museum
The Graham Historical Museum is one of downtown Graham’s newest attractions. After the completion of an 18-month redesign project, the Museum offers visitors and residents alike a nostalgic and enjoyable trip back in time to the early days of the town.
The building that houses the Graham Historical Museum has a colorful history of its own. Erected in 1911, the building was built to be the Fireman’s Building but was also used as the town hall, the police department, a courtroom, and a small calaboose (jail) located in the rear. In subsequent years, the building served as the Alamance Arts Council until 1996. The firefighters of the Graham Fire Department remodeled the building, and it then became the Graham Historical Museum which opened on June 21, 2001. A 1930 Seagrave fire truck still occupies a prominent place in the museum as a reminder of the building’s original occupants.
The new layout of the museum contains exhibits and photos designed to give visitors a glimpse of Graham life from its earliest days up until the mid-twentieth century while evoking memories and stories from those who grew up in Graham. The first floor of this iconic two-story building is the main section of the museum and a new museum library shares space on the second floor with the Graham Sports Hall of Fame and the Graham Recreation & Parks Administrative Offices.
The Graham Historical Museum is a great place for any group to visit. Located in historic downtown Graham, NC, the museum offers interesting exhibits, photos, and artifacts depicting the early days of Graham up through the mid-20th century. Tours are self-guided, however, a museum docent is always on hand to offer interesting details of the exhibits and answer questions.
In addition to the exhibit space downstairs, the Graham Historical Museum houses a library on the second floor of the building. This room is ideal for use as a reading room or for hosting a gathering of 5 – 8 people.
For more information or to schedule a group tour, please call (336) 513-5510. Tours are free!
Graham Historical Museum Survey
Your assistance in helping us evaluate the Graham Historical Museum is a resource we can use to enable us to improve and build upon the exhibits and programs the Graham Historical Museum Advisory Board provides to the community. Please share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Graham Historical Museum: Graham Historical Museum Survey
City of Graham – Recreation & Parks
ATTN: Graham Historical Museum
PO Drawer 357
Graham, NC 2725
Graham Historical Museum Board Mission
It is the mission of The Historical Museum Advisory Board to serve as responsible stewards of all artifacts entrusted to the Museum and use those items to enhance the experience of all who come to the Museum.
The Graham Historical Museum Advisory Board will work to expand the Museum’s collection while maintaining an environment that exhibits artifacts in a well-organized and visually appealing setting.
The Historical Museum Advisory Board will uphold a high standard of curatorial practices and be a resource for scholars, historians, educators, and history buffs.
The Historical Museum Advisory Board will develop programs that appeal to a diverse audience and endeavor to be a cultural and charitable contributor to the Graham community.