Tobacco Farm Life Museum

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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
709 North Church Street
Kenly, NC


The Tobacco Farm Life Museum has been preserving the history and cultural heritage of Eastern North Carolina farm life since 1983. The Museum offers a rustic backdrop on its beautiful grounds, surrounded by North Carolina's pine trees and several historic buildings. The Museum has several possibilities for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as other events such as bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties.

The museum was started by a group of local families who had pride in their past and a strong volunteer spirit. Having seen the way of life of their parents and grandparents becoming obsolete, these families wanted to preserve this personal and special history of the Eastern North Carolina flue-cured tobacco farm family for future generations. The museum has grown to an internationally recognized and accredited museum and today continues to interpret and present this important rural legacy to the public. Come visit and step back in time to a turn-of-the-century homestead, including a restored house and detached kitchen, smokehouse, log tobacco barn, and even an outhouse. The 6,000 square foot museum features both permanent and rotating exhibits on farm life, southern medicine, domestic skills, rural social life, and artifacts. Take a trip back in time to a simpler way of life. . .

The Museum offers many possibilities for rustic wedding ceremonies and receptions in a historic setting for couples interested in honoring their roots or taking inspiration from the past on their special day.