|100 East Mountain Street
PO Box 552
Kings Mountain, NC
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
...where History is Now!
The trains are here!
Kings Mountain Historical Museum presents:
"Toys, Games & TRAINS" Exhibit
Our annual model train display by the Piedmont “S” Gaugers returns! Back by popular demand, this exhibit fills the museum with model train displays, railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games. An extensive interactive model train track provides hands-on fun for all ages. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm & Sun. 1pm-4pm.
Saturday, December 7, 2013: Christmas in Kings Mountain
Celebrate at Kings Mountain Historical Museum with a full day of activities sure to get the whole family into the holiday spirit!
10am-3pm: Experience the magic of the “Toys, Games & TRAINS” exhibit, and tour the historic Cornwell and Barber Houses decorated for the holidays. Learn about the history of Christmas celebrations, and see traditional craft demonstrations such as Scherenschnitte, the historic German art of paper-cutting, presented by Linda Bell.
3pm-5pm: City of Kings Mountain’s annual Christmas Parade (Museum closed).
5pm-7pm: Enjoy extended evening hours of the “Toys, Games & TRAINS” exhibit, candlelight tours of the historic Barber House, and hot apple cider by the firelight.
Saturday, December 14, 2013: Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus at the Museum
At 11am, Mrs. Claus will do a special reading of the classic 1823 children’s story, “The Night Before Christmas” to get the kids ready to meet Santa Claus, who will visit the Museum from 1pm-3pm. Bring your camera for the perfect holiday family photo.
Our Museum Gift Shop has a great selection of pottery, art, jewelry, and other one-of-a-kind items crafted by local artists perfect for all of your gift giving needs. We also sell a variety of books, train novelties, toys, and holiday treats like Moravian cookies and cheese straws.
PLEASE NOTE: The Museum will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day.
ADMISSION IS FREE! Donations are appreciated. All donations go towards fulfilling the Museum’s mission to collect, preserve, and interpret history through exhibits, educational programs, tours, and other appropriate means, in order to foster a deeper understanding of the history of our community and the region.
To find out more about upcoming exhibits and events, please call (704) 739-1019. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.