History in the Making


Stanly County is a crossroads of history.  Its people have helped mold and define the cultural landscape of the county, the state, and the nation for more than 10,000 years. Our citizens value their history and have diligently worked together to establish the Stanly County Museum to safeguard the objects of their heritage. With so many different cultures and catalysts creating history in this “land between the rivers,” the Stanly County Museum has a unique collection of artifacts—from examples of Native American art and pottery to restored pioneer homes.  We invite you to discover the rich heritage that is Stanly County, North Carolina.

The Stanly County Museum is a department of the Stanly County Public Library and works closely with the Stanly County Historical Society, whose office is housed in the museum’s building.

245 East Main Street, Albemarle, NC 28001
telephone 704-986-3777

Hours (Newly Updated!):

  • Monday through Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • 1st Saturday of the month: 9 AM to 1 PM.

Current Exhibit

“By the People, For the People”; 175 Years of Politics and Law in Stanly County


The Museum Gallery is self-guided. Guided tours of the Daniel Freeman House and I.W. Snuggs House are usually available daily upon request. Please call ahead to schedule a tour.

Admission is FREE. The Stanly County History Center is a public and educational service provided by Stanly County Government.