Experience North Carolina's Agricultural Roots With Us.
Dedicated to our mission to preserve and present the history and heritage of the rural farming community through collection care, research and public tours
The Museum was founded by passionate volunteers who saw technology change the farming process and the agricultural communities they grew up in. Working with local farmers they offered on-farm tours, starting one of North Carolina's earliest Agritourism organizations. Continuing to partner with our local farmers and other members of the agribusiness community allows us a wonderful opportunity to share information about the State's largest industry with visitors from around the world. An industry that impacts everyone daily.
Step back in time as you enjoy our museum and grounds. Stop and sit a spell on our front porch before touring the 6,000 sq ft gallery. The gallery features permanent and rotating exhibits on farm life including southern medicine, domestic skills, rural social life, textiles, early transportation and much more. The historic buildings on site include the original Iredell Brown Homestead with detached kitchen, a tobacco barn, a smokehouse, and a one-room schoolhouse from a nearby community, as well as reconstructions of a packhouse and working blacksmith shop.
Valuing our Heritage
Through Educational and Community Programs
Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Inc. is a private 501c3 non-profit organization focused on providing educational programs to individuals of all ages. We do this through several programs throughout the year.
"Agriculture ... is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals
Extract from Thomas Jefferson to George Washington
Paris Aug. 14. 1787.