Benson Museum of Local History

102 W. Main St.

Benson, NC 27504

Phone: 919-894-1266

Hours of Operation
Wednesday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Closed Sunday – Tuesday


Come and step into another time. The Benson Museum of Local History was established in 1987 to collect, preserve, and display items of historical significance related to the Benson area. The museum, which was originally located in the Benson Municipal Building, is now located on Main Street. Visitors will see exhibits on a variety of subjects including Benson’s agricultural heritage, our founding fathers, country doctors plus many more. So come visit us. Experience life from our early days, and learn about how Benson’s past has made it the great community it is today.

Cultural Arts Director

Terry Hobgood

*For more information and updates from the Museum, please visit Facebook.

**NEW** Check out the Museum's NEW photographs added to the Digital NC photograph collection here.

**Check out a 1937 Documentary from the Museum here.