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About Us

Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours & Info

Tuesday 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours may be impacted by Holidays and other Events

Free Admissions – Donations Welcome – Volunteer Guided Tour

Badin Historic Museum is a strictly volunteer organization operating on the generous support of visitors, community , and corporate donors.

Town benches
School tour

Group Tours Available with Notice

For Groups of 10-12 please contact Museum at least 2 weeks in advance. Volunteers for your tour will need to be arranged.
Our buildings are at their best when viewed in groups of 6 or so.
It may be advisable to split up and tour buildings in smaller groups. With groups of school children we usually separate classes into units of 8-10, including an adult.
It may be possible to arrange tours on any weekday with adequate notice.
Call or Email us.
Please make sure to leave your name and number so we can respond to your questions.

Fire truck


The Museum has 3 buildings with different levels of accessibility. Two spaces of handicap parking are centrally located on Yadkin Court.

Main Museum

Enter through Museum building with ramp access to parking.

Fire House Museum

The Fire House Museum building is accessible from Yadkin Court as well. Entrance is at ground level.

French Quadruplex

The French Quadruplex has entrance stairs and interior stairs to a second floor.
Please contact us with any questions.


Leashed Service Dogs only. Please, no smoking, no food or beverage, no firearms

About Us

Badin Historic Museum’s collections are exhibited in 3 buildings. The first building, acquired in 1999, served the town as a rent office, kindergarten, and home extension location before becoming home to the Hardaway Site exhibit. It also showcases a pictorial history of early town life.

The second building, the Firehouse Museum, houses early fire fighting equipment, an extensive photo-history of the Narrows Dam and work at Alcoa.

The third building is a 1915 French Apartment built for company workers. It was brought to life in 2005 to reflect the family life of Badin’s working men and women.