Inside the Village of Blowing Rock


Whether it's to take a photo with the Jessie statue out front, or to stop in and see the card catalog, the Blowing Rock Community Library is a favorite local spot. It was established in 1923 and is over 100 years old! The library is partnering with the Blowing Rock Historical Society to house family genealogical records for the area. Included in the collection are records for the Lentz, Norris, Coffey, and Dula families. The library also has a variety of reference materials for Blowing Rock and Watauga County available.
1022 Main St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Telephone: 828-295-7000


The Blowing Rock Historical Society (BRHS) is a non-profit community service organization. Our number one goal is to bring our rich and colorful history to life for our community and for our visitors. We present our history in a way that is fun and engaging. Examples include our 1888 Museum in Memorial Park, dedicated to our history of tourism, and the Blowing Rock History Walk, twenty-one engaging history stations on Laurel Lane and around Broyhill Lake. Edgewood Cottage, on Main Street and next door to BRAHM is the location for the popular summer Artists in Residence program, and it serves as a museum the remainder of the year. For more information and some great history and photos, visit our web site. www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com
1094 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Telephone: 828-265-4423


Enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, the Blowing Rock History Walk is a 1/4 mile trip down our memory lane. In the middle of downtown, it starts near the intersection of Main Street and Laurel Lane, travels a block and a half down Laurel Ln. then around the beautiful lake in Broyhill Park and back to Main St. Along the way, you can read fun and engaging brief stories about people, places and events that made Blowing Rock the delightful village it is today. All stations are along the sidewalk and wheelchair accessible. Each of the 21 history station narratives have a detailed back story and photos you can read by scrolling down below and clicking on the story you want more information about.


Experience the visual arts and our rich mountain heritage through enlightening exhibits, family-friendly cultural events, art workshops, and engaging lectures. Open year-round Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm. Open Sundays, 11-4p, May-Oct. Free Admission.
159 Ginny Stevens Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Telephone: 828-295-9099
In the Area


Seasonal outdoor drama that tells a story of Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman and the hardy mountain settlers of the Blue Ridge Mountains in their struggle to preserve their freedom during the years before and during the War of Independence. The drama highlights those settlers who came to the region seeking freedom and escape from the British tyranny. Summer evening performances at the Daniel Boone Amphitheater in Boone, NC. The adjacent Hickory Ridge History Museum is open before the show. Donations are encouraged. All seats reserved, walk-ups welcome. www.horninthewest.com - 828-264-2120
591 Horn In The West Blvd.
Boone, NC 28607
Telephone: 828-264-2120


Visual arts come to life at Appalachian State University's premier art museum featuring contemporary art works by national and international artists as well as the finest artists of the region. Explore acclaimed exhibitions, ARTtalks, special events and workshops for all ages. Admission is free and guided tours available upon request. Open Tues-Sat 10am-6pm; Fri noon-8pm; (Closed Sunday & Monday) 423 West King Street, Boone - 828-262-3017 - www.tcva.org
423 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607
Telephone: 828-262-3017