Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 N. Church Street, Kenly, preserves the history and cultural heritage of the rural North Carolina farm family, and presents this legacy to the public.
- 6,000 square foot gallery
- Traditional homestead
- Pack house
- Tobacco barn
- One room school house
- Smoke house
- Adults: $8
- Seniors, age 55+: $7
- Children and students: $6
- Children under 2: Free
Tobacco Farm Life Museum also hosts events, and many are free to attend (and do not require you to pay regular admission.) Learn about them on the Museum website or Facebook page.
Here are a couple that are coming up:
Forged in Fire: Rural Blacksmithing Exhibit Opening Reception
Saturday, November 16th, 2019
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The museum’s newest exhibit, Forged in Fire: Rural Blacksmiths, was completed with support from the Mid West Tool Collectors Association. The new exhibit consists of graphic panels installed in the museum’s fully-functioning reproduction of a farm workshop.
The exhibit opening reception will include blacksmith demonstrations, speakers, and refreshments and is free for the public to attend.
The new exhibit focuses on the basics of blacksmithing and the importance of blacksmithing skills for farmers in the period between 1880 and 1950.
In addition to providing information on blacksmithing, tools of the trade, and its relationship to farm life, the exhibit also includes historic photographs of local blacksmith shops and features several QR codes which can be scanned with smart phone cameras, without downloading any additional apps. These codes pull up videos that provide more information and visuals for visitors interested in learning more.
The workshop is one of seven historic or reproduction buildings on site that bring history to life for the museum’s visitors.
Friday, December 6th, 2019
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the season with this special candlelit tour of the buildings and grounds and learn more about winter on the farm and holiday traditions.
Enjoy refreshments and family-friendly craft activities while listening to songs of the season and do a little holiday shopping in our gift shop, stocked with local and handmade goods.
- Children’s Crafts
- Visit with Santa
- Live Music
- Hot Apple Cider
- Festive Refreshments
- FREE hot dogs provided by Kenly Area Chamber of Commerce and partners
- FREE pictures with Santa