Gaston County Museum of Art & History

The Gaston County Museum of Art & History is located in the historic Hoffman Hotel built by Daniel Hoffman in 1852 shortly after the founding of Gaston County. Located just across from the courthouse it was the largest and best known of several hotels where pioneer politicians, lawyers, judges, businessmen, and farmers stayed while attending county court. The building was constructed with bricks made on-site as were the square-headed nails used in construction. With forty four rooms the building consisted of a basement, attic, dining room, family room, and three floors of hotel rooms.

Step back in time as you view the Greek revival architecture and Victorian furnishings. The museum houses two floors of changing exhibits on history and art, the Daniel Stowe Carriage House, featuring the state’s largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles, and the permanent Carolinas Textile Exhibit, showing the area’s primary commodity from the late 1800’s to mid-1900’s – cotton mills and the lives that revolved around them.

The Gaston County Museum of Art & History is a place of discovery, inspiration and learning; through exhibitions and programs for adults, families and schools, the museum stimulates the imagination and advances understanding of history and art.

Museum Hours:
Sunday & Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday thru Friday – 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday – 10 AM – 3 PM (excluding major holidays)
General Admission: Free

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