Granville Museum

1 Museum Lane,110 Court Street, Oxford, NC 27565 - United States




Free Everyday

The Granville Museum is located in the historic downtown district of Oxford, NC. We have 2 building locations, the Harris Exhibit Hall and Granville History building. We are administered by the Granville County Historical Society, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Our mission at the Granville Museum is to encourage and promote Granville County history through preservation, conservation, and interpretation. In addition, we are an educational resource for our rural community and promote an all-inclusive awareness of general history, the arts, and sciences.


The Granville History building is located in the former 1860's county jail and is the host of a permanent state-of-the-art exhibit on Granville County history. The exhibit highlights different aspects of the county's history from agriculture, business, education, and architecture. It features interactive elements for all ages, including hands-on features, a small theater room showing a movie on the county's history, an oral history section, and an optional scavenger hunt.

The Harris Exhibit Hall is located in the former 1946 Freezer Locker, this building provides different exhibits, activities, and a gift shop. Our current exhibit for the fall is "More Art Please" and features artwork from local artists. The amount of talent in our community is quite impressive! In addition, there will be science activities and crafts available for children throughout the day as part of our goal to promote hands-on learning.


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