Experience Scotland County in the Late 1800s
The North Carolina Rural Heritage Center celebrates the rich historical and cultural fabric of Scotland County and surrounding areas. Anchored by the John Blue House, the Center also includes the Heritage Village, the Carolinas Indian Museum, and the Agriculture & History Museum.
The centerpiece of the NC Rural Heritage Center is the John Blue House. The house is rare example of Steamboat Gothic architecture. Fast forward 130 years old, this stunning Scotland County landmark is undergoing structural repairs. The grounds and museums, however, remain open to the public.
Nestled in a grove of pecan trees, the village provides a glimpse of the rural Carolinas in the late 1800s. The Heritage Village is an assortment of homesteads, a barn, and a cotton gin from Scotland County, reassembled as a 'village' with its own general store!
The Museum of Agricultural and History explores agricultural technology and rural life in the late 19th century and the Carolinas Indian Museum explores the heritage and culture of Indian tribes that have or currently reside in this region.
Admission to the museums and grounds is always free!
Hours of Operation
The museums are open:
Saturdays: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sundays: 1 PM - 4 PM
or by appointment
The Heritage Village is always open for visitors to walk through even if the museums are closed.
Please contact us in advance, we are happy to accommodate guests!
Please park in the Heritage Center Parking Lot whether you plan to tour the museums, the Blue House, or the Heritage Village.