Kings Mountain Historical Museum

Upcoming Events

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

“Turning the Tide of War”
Presentation and Book Signing by Ken Henderson
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm

“Turning the Tide of War” is a true-life adventure novel which recreates the story of the Battle of Kings Mountain as it unfolded in 1780.  At a time when the Revolutionary War seemed to be a lost cause to the Patriots fighting for their freedom to live in a land they had forged from wilderness, the Battle of Kings Mountain would turn the tide of war and lead to Patriot victory.  The book focuses on Josh Mosby, Chief of Scouts of the Patriot forces, and the strange turn of events which forces him to choose whether to save his family or to lead the Patriots to find the enemy.

13th Annual Reverse Raffle & Auctions
Held at The H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life and Conference Center
Saturday, September 10 at 5:30 pm

Every September, Kings Mountain Historical Museum hosts an annual fundraiser to generate revenue necessary to support our free educational exhibits and events.  Going into its 13th year, the Annual Reverse Raffle and Auctions event has been touted as the “best event of the year in Kings Mountain” that serves as a festive and memorable community get-together that continues to grow.  Tickets are $125 each which includes dinner for two and a chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize, in addition to many other fabulous raffle prizes.  The event includes Live, Silent, and Cake Auctions with something special for everyone on your shopping list.  Tickets will sell out before the day of the event – so be sure to get yours early! CLICK HERE to go to the event page.

Gateway Festival
Saturday, October 8 - (Time TBA)

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."  More details TBA.

ALSO IN OCTOBER - The museum will be open extended hours for the KINGS MOUNTAIN REVOLUTIONARY GHOST TOURS!  Details TBA.


Spirit of Christmas Past
Saturday, December 3

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

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.