October 5, 2020: PLEASE NOTE: FV MUSEUMS ARE STILL CLOSED BECAUSE OF COVID 19. WE ARE NOT YET ABLE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, CHECK TEMPERATURES, OR SANITIZE AS REQUIRED TO OPEN.
ALL MUSEUMS MUST ABIDE BY CERTAIN PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT DOCENTS AND THE PUBLIC.
Watch our new Introduction to the Fuquay-Varina Museums video!
The Fuquay-Varina Museums Complex consists of six museums: The First Fuquay Post Office, the “Squire” Ballentine Schoolhouse, the Centennial Museum, the Tobacco Barn, the Johnson Playhouse and the Norfolk Southern Caboose #375.
Docents are on duty to provide tours during the following times:
- Mondays 10am-1pm
- Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm
- Festival Days 10am to 4pm
Tours may be arranged for groups by appointment. Please use our Contact form to request a tour.
The museums are located one block off Main Street at 131 South Fuquay Avenue and are easily accessed with handicap facilities. When visiting the museums, please start at the Centennial Museum so that a docent can guide you on your tour. The post office and school are not typically staffed but a docent from the Centennial Museum will gladly provide access to the buildings and answer any questions you may have.
Lunch can be arranged at several places in Fuquay-Varina. Contact the volunteer director for suggestions and arrangements which are complimentary to your tour group or suited to your needs. Senior tours work best with a visit to the museums, followed by lunch, and a step-on tour with a docent on your mini bus or van during the afternoon.
Visitors may also explore the two historic districts of Varina and Fuquay and visit the delightfully landscaped Fuquay Mineral Springs.
If you would like to support the Museums, please consider joining the Friends of the Museums using this form.
Free admission! Parking available! A good picnic site! Quaint Shops! Good food!
Come spend the day in Fuquay-Varina!
Thank you to Luxury Life Magazine for recognizing the Fuquay-Varina Museums with the 2019 Family and Visitor Attraction Award for the July issue.