The Museums of Fuquay-Varina

A treasure for the area! An inspiration for others!

Upcoming events

Museums will be open during the Freedom Balloon Festival on the following schedule:

    Saturday, May 28 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Sunday, May 29 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Fuquay-Varina residents are encouraged to invite their guests to come and enjoy our museums and to relax in our Ashworth Park. The Fuquay-Varina Woman's Club will be welcoming visitors to the Ashworth Park with water and cookies or brownies during those hours.

Parking & FAQ for the Freedom Balloon Festival

The NS 375 Caboose has arrived in Fuquay-Varina! 
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The Fuquay-Varina Museums Complex consists of three museums: The First Fuquay Post Office, the "Squire" Ballentine Schoolhouse, and the Centennial Museum.

Docents are on duty to provide tours during the following times:

  • 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.

Free admission!   Parking available!   A good picnic site!   Quaint Shops!   Good food!

Come spend the day in Fuquay-Varina!

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