Wednesday Jun 28

The Clay County Historical and Arts Council Museum

 Clay County Historical & Arts Museum

The 2015 museum season will start with an open house on Saturday, May 23 from 10AM to 4PM. We now have handicap access for the first floor.


From 1PM to 3PM there will be special events including activities, demonstrations and music.


The Clay County Historical & Arts Council Museum is housed in the Old County Jail which was constructed in 1912 and used as a jail until 1972. The Museum displays items pertinent to the history of the area through changing exhibits. Visitors will enjoy the many pictures of life as it was in the old days, school house artifacts, a collection of farm equipment and Indian artifacts from a local excavation. The Museum houses a replica of the office of Dr. Paul Killian, a beloved physician here in the early 20th century, and many of his medical implements.
Address: 21 Davis Loop, Hayesville, NC 28904, 1 block from the square
Telephone: (828)389-6814

Hours: Opens daily for the season on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

    Then open Tue. - Sat. 10AM - 4PM through Labor Day

    After Labor Day open Fri. & Sat. 10AM - 4PM through Sept. and Oct.

Groups can schedule special group tours for things like school groups and family reunions. Please use the contact form to get in touch. We love to introduce folks from both near and far, young and old to our fine collection of Clay County History and Arts.

Group tours of the museum for schools or organizations may be arranged for visits during the months that the museum is closed. There is no charge for visiting the museum, but for groups from outside Clay County, a contribution of $20 is suggested.

To arrange a tour, call Sara Smith (828) 389-1401 or Barbara Bussolari (828) 389-4168. Or you can send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .