Make Memories Worth Preserving
Celebrate your special event under the pines with us.
When you step onto the grounds of the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, you step back in time. Our mission is to preserve and present the history and heritage of North Carolina's rural farming community. The Museum offers its grounds and facilities for events in order to offer our community a unique meeting and gathering place where you can make memories with your family, friends, or group.
Our venue is a perfect spot for life's important moments such as birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, family reunions, and more.
Our 4.5 acres of land and 7 historic buildings also offer a great backdrop for photographs of all kinds including family, graduation, maternity, and bridal portraits.
We accept bookings Tuesday-Saturday, preference going to rentals within the Museum's normal operating hours. Please contact the museum directly for inquiries about Sunday or Monday bookings.
The museum grounds make a beautiful backdrop for wedding and family portraits. The grounds are available to photographers for use. Please read our full guidelines for photography on the grounds and contact staff to schedule!
The museum is pleased to offer you a variety of options while planning your event. The below are our available rental spaces, some of which can be combined to create a package that is just right for your event.
Packhouse This area has space for no more than 35 people and includes access to a sink and stove. This outdoor recreation of a traditional packhouse offers a rustic ambiance and a historic feel sure to add a little something to your event. This space has counter space for setting up a buffet-style meal and can be used in conjunction with the Back Garden space.
Lobby This indoor option is for those needing space to accommodate a small group. This room is within the main museum building and can accommodate a maximum of 35 people. This space includes access to a smart TV and WiFi internet that can be used to play videos, photo slideshows, or music. The Lobby space can be used alone for a catered lunch, meeting, small shower or party, and can be used in conjunction with other spaces. It works well for a buffet set-up for guests to take their plates to our outdoor seating in the Front Stage area.
Front Stage This space works well for events featuring live music or performances and includes the covered stage, the picnic tables, front benches, and use of the museum’s porch with rocking chairs. This area can be rented in conjunction with the museum’s lobby area.
Back Garden This open green space is great for outdoor events. Near the back of the Museum’s property, it offers privacy and ambiance near the historic buildings, but is out of the path of museum visitors. This space can be rented in conjunction with the Packhouse.
Entire Museum Grounds Our 4.5 acres of grounds are full of pine trees and historic buildings, offering several options for backdrops to outdoor ceremonies including the porch of our historic homestead. Rental of the grounds includes use of the picnic tables, front stage area, the museum's front porch with rocking chairs, as well as space for tables and chairs behind the museum as well in the back garden. The grounds offer enough space for events with up to 250 guests. Rental of the entire grounds gives you access to the packhouse and lobby as well.
Download the document below that suits your event best for more information about rental rates and policies.
Each event is special and unique so contact us to discuss your event, to take a tour of our facilities or to reserve your date!