Since 1983

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum has been preserving the history and

cultural heritage of Eastern North Carolina farm life.

The museum was started by a group of local families who had pride in their past and a strong volunteer spirit. Having seen the way of life of their parents and grandparents becoming obsolete, these families wanted to preserve this personal and special history of the Eastern North Carolina flue-cured tobacco farm family for future generations. The museum has grown to an internationally recognized and accredited museum and today continues to interpret and present this important rural legacy to the public.

Come visit and step back in time to a turn-of-the-century homestead, including a restored house and detached kitchen, smokehouse, log tobacco barn, and even an outhouse. The 6,000 square foot museum features both permanent and rotating exhibits on farm life, southern medicine, domestic skills, rural social life, and artifacts. Take a trip back in time to a simpler way of life. . .



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The New Digital Honors and Memorials Program is dedicated to Suzanne Bailey and is sponsored by The Heritage Bank.  The information gathered by this program provides resources for historians, authors and individuals looking for family lineage.

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    PO Box 88
    709 North Church Street
    Kenly, North Carolina

  • Telephone: 919-284-3431
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