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1854 Courthouse (Museum offices)
This 1850s county courthouse survived Stoneman's Raid and served Rowan until the early 20th century. Today it houses museum offices, rotating exhibits, and the Messinger Room.
Our Historic Properties
Old Stone House
Michael Braun, an 18th century German immigrant, used his newfound prosperity to create a large piedmont plantation by 1766. Explore colonial life in this fully restored German Colonial/Georgian home.
Louis Utzman, a cabinetmaker, built this house circa 1815. See how North Carolina's prominent antebellum families lived.
China Grove Roller Mill
Local entrepreneurs built this Roller Mill in 1903 to mechanize grain grinding. Discover the industrialization that forever changed agriculture and Rowan County.
Office hours | Monday - Friday |10am - 4pm