ARTS & CULTURE

IN GASTON COUNTY, NC

Delight in the beauty of a  garden for all seasons, saunter through an art gallery or revel in the performances from our local actors then pick through antiques located along our historic main streets.  Let us show you how arts, culture take center stage in Gaston County.

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

Begun by a collecting group of dedicated citizens, our museum found a home in Kings Mountain’s old post office. Today our collection includes a wide range of archives and objects related to our city and the people who have called it home.

100 E Mountain St

Kings Mountain

704-739-1019

Millican Pictorial History Museum

Historical photos from Gaston County, the Charlotte area and textile mills for sale. Thousands of old photos on display and restoration of old photography is performed here.

35 E Catawba St

Belmont

704-825-5391

Mount Holly Historical Society Museum

The Mount Holly Historical Museum is the official home of the city of Mount Holly archives and features rotating exhibits as well as a research library with online access to genealogical websites and back issues of the Mount Holly News from 1945-2005.

131 S Main St

Mount Holly

980-277-1249

Patriots Park

Patriots Park in downtown Kings Mountain offers its visitors benches, picnic areas and tables, restrooms, a walking track
and a sprayground for the kids.

220 S Railroad Ave

Kings Mountain

704-734-0333

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

Visiting the Schiele Museum is a fun and educational experience for all ages! Experience galleries with vivid natural history exhibits, a Catawba Indian Village and an 18th Century Farm and planetarium.

1500 E. Garrison Blvd.

Gastonia

704-866-6908

African American Museum of History and Culture

Found in the Loray Mill, the African American Museum of History Culture provides visitors an opportunity to explore, examine, engage and encourage all to seek a better understanding and deeper appreciation for the community

300 Firestone St

Gastonia

980-888-4005

Alfred C. Kessell Center

Housed in the renovated Loray Mill the Alfred C. Kessell History Center features a multimedia exhibit on the history of the Loray/Firestone mill as well as its employees and surrounding mill village.

300 S Firestone St

Gastonia

980-266-9923

American Military Museum

The American Military Museum has an extensive collection of authentic U.S. military and related memorabilia from past wars and time periods. This museum offers limited hours.

109 W 2nd Ave

Gastonia

704-866-6068

Awaken Gallery

Awaken Gallery, located in Mount Holly, displays art by local artists with a mission to create conversation.

107 W Central Avenue

Mount Holly

980-277-8527

Belmont Abbey

is a private Catholic liberal-arts college located in Belmont, North Carolina.

100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.

Belmont

704-461-6693

Belmont Abbey College Arts

A Tradition of the Arts. From the earliest days at Belmont Abbey College, with the founding of the Abbey Players theatrical company.

100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.

Belmont

704-461-6693

Belmont Historical Society Museum

Housed in a historical home. On site kitchen located behind the house, a victory garden and mill house. Great local pictures and artifacts. Groups welcome.

40 E Catawba Ave.

Belmont

704-825-4848

Brevard Station

Named for Stanley’s original train depot, Brevard Station, covers the railroad’s advent.

112 S Main St

Stanley

704-813-5015

C. Grier Beam Truck Museum

Located in the original gas station where Carolina Freight had its humble beginnings.

111 N Mountain St

Cherryville

704-435-3072

Center City Park

Center City Park is a small but beautiful green space right in the middle of downtown Gastonia.

147 W Main Ave

Gastonia

704-866-6714

Cherryville Depot Train Museum

In Cherryville visitors can view model trains running at the historic Cherryville Depot Train Museum.

105 N Depot St

Cherryville

Website

Cherryville Historical Museum

Cherryville Historical Museum is housed in the old City Hall Building on Main Street and has three floors of exhibits that follow the history of Cherryville from the early 1800’s to today.

109 E Main St

Cherryville

704-435-8011

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is the Carolinas’ Garden for all seasons, providing guests a chance to reconnect with nature and to create lifelong memories with friends and family and is located within 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie.

6500 S. New Hope Rd.

Belmont

704-825-4490

Gaston County Museum

The museum houses two floors of changing exhibits, on history and/or art.

131 W. Main St.

Dallas

704-922-7681

Heritage Village of Dallas Park

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the downtown area of Dallas, NC.

Downtown

Dallas

Website

J. Ralph Beam, Jr. Heritage Park

Five original buildings including: city hall, a jailhouse, a schoolhouse, a smoke house and an early warehouse for federally licensed bonded liquor.

102 S. Jacob Street

Cherryville

Website

Joy Performance Center

Currently home to the Kings Mountain Little Theatre and is now known as the Joy Performance Center.

202 S Railroad Ave

Kings Mountain

704-730-9408

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