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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 to a time when community cooperation and hard work was necessary to survive. Our mission is to preserve and present the history and heritage of North Carolina's rural farming community. The Museum is now opening its grounds to event rentals 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.

Rental Packages


Photographers are welcome to hold photo shoots on the grounds for a small fee of $25. If the photo shoot is scheduled to take place after hours there is an additional fee for staff time. Please contact the staff to schedule your photo shoot. 


Rental packages vary based on type of event, number of guests, and the time of the event. 

Areas available to rent include:


Theater/lobby area: This area has space for 35 people and includes access to a smart TV, tables, and chairs. It can be used alone for a catered lunch, meeting, or small shower, or 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. 

Packhouse: This area has space for 35 people and includes access to a sink, stove, tables and chairs. This air-conditioned recreation of a traditional packhouse offers a rustic ambiance and a historic feel sure to add a little something to your event.

Site 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 historic homestead porch. 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. The grounds offer enough space for events with up to 150 guests.

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!