Kings Mountain Historical Museum

Upcoming Events

Admission is FREE for all exhibits and events except our Annual Reverse Raffle & Auctions!

Gateway Festival
Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Gateway Festival, an annual fall festival honoring the anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain, will be celebrated all across Downtown Kings Mountain, NC on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Award-winning author, storyteller, and Road Scholar Randell Jones will present the program ​"Before They Were Heroes at King's Mountain" at 2:00 pm at the museum.  This program is made possible with support from the Kings Mountain Tourism Development Authority.  Visitors will also get a chance to tour the exhibit "Turning Point: The Battle of Kings Mountain" from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Kings Mountain Revolutionary Ghost Tours
Friday, October 7 // Saturday, October 8 // Friday October 14 // Saturday, October 15
TICKETED EVENT - GET YOURS SOON!  Click here for tickets.
The museum will stay open until 11:30 pm on the dates above for the KINGS MOUNTAIN REVOLUTIONARY GHOST TOURS!  Your experience will begin at the museum, where you can tour the exhibit "Turning Point: The Battle of Kings Mountain" to see some of the rare original artifacts that tell the story of the turning point of the American Revolution.  Ticket check-in and shuttles to the Gateway Trail begin at the museum.  The last shuttle will leave at 11:00 pm.  For more information, click HERE.  



Spirit of Christmas Past
Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experience the magic of the Toys, Games & TRAINS exhibit, and tour the historic Barber House decorated for the holidays.  Learn about the history of Christmas celebrations, and participate in traditional craft demonstrations led by 18th century costumed interpreters.  Bring home your own hand-made ornaments!

Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit the Museum
Saturday, December 10

Santa Claus will be at the Museum during the Toys, Games & TRAINS exhibit to visit with the little ones.  Mrs. Claus will also do a special reading of the classic 1823 children’s story, “The Night Before Christmas.” 

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.