Located in the 1908 historic courthouse in downtown Bryson City, North Carolina, the Swain County Heritage Museum tells the story of Swain County and its people. Through photos, exhibits and video you will learn about the life of early settlers; and how the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Fontana Dam rewrote the landscape and changed lives. You will enjoy seeing the restored log cabin porch, the 1887 church organ and one-room schoolhouse desks, plus children's activity area among other items.
There is not an admission charge, however donations are accepted.
Restrooms are accessible.
Located Within the Historic Courthouse:
This little museum is a gem. Right in the middle of Bryson City it tells the story of the local area very well. Nice gift shop and very helpful staff too. Rocking chairs on the porch and wi fi.