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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.


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

Since 1983

The Museum was founded by passionate volunteers who saw technology change the farming process and the agricultural communities in which they grew up.  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.


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.

  • Southland Car Club
    Southland Car Club
    Time is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 N Church St, Kenly, NC 27542, USA
    Time is TBD
    Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 N Church St, Kenly, NC 27542, USA
    Southland Car Club will be on site at the Museum showing and telling about their vintage cars.