Rush Wray Museum

3 Academy Street
Burnsville, NC 28714


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You will step back in time as you enter the McElroy House. The Georgian style home built in the 1840's by local businessman John Wesley McElroy has seven fireplaces and an L wing to the back of the home. Much of the house appears as it would have in the mid-1800. Our goals of portraying are met through our artifacts from the frontier era until the 1950's and a bit later.

The first floor houses our pre-history exhibit of: American Indian artifacts (one of the best exhibits found in Western North Carolina aside from the Cherokee Museum) featuring artifacts of the Paleo, Archaic and Woodland periods as found in the valleys from Cane River in the West through to Brush Creek in the Northeastern part of the county and all points between.

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