Upcoming Events

    Canning Class
    August 20th
    Natural Dying Class
    September 10th, 2022
    The History of the Plott Hound in North Carolina Lecture
    September 15th

    Hart Square does not offer public admission unless you are a ticket holder.  We are open Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm for members only.  Click below to join today.

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      School Field Trip

    Book your trip now at the world's largest log cabin collection for a hands-on history experience. Meet real artists at work like our blacksmith, potter, and apple cider maker. 

      Attend a Class

    View our craft class tab at the top of the page to see our upcoming classes.  Past courses have included Wood Carving, Survival Skills, and Leather Working.  Classes generally focus on teaching pioneer skills that face extinction to ensure these skills are passed on to folks who can carry them into the next generation.

      Book a Group Tour

    Did you know Hart square has two 19th Century chapels, the only functioning pre-civil war cotton gin, a tavern, a print shop, a one-room schoolhouse, and countless artifacts that will never be found anywhere else? Book your group tour and see them up close with a knowledgable guide. 


    It seems everyone in Catawba County has a Bob Hart story. He delivered hundreds of babies as a primary care physician at Frye and Catawba hospitals and cared for many patients at Hart Family and Hart Industrial Practices. He toured thousands of local students on field trips through his beloved Hart Square Village. And Bob saved a generation of stories through his work in historic preservation.

    At heart, Bob was a teacher. He loved to quiz Hart Square visitors on old-timey objects and how they worked. He was never afraid to turn a one hour tour into a full day of historic learning. Nothing gave Bob greater joy than to share the resourcefulness of the Early American pioneers with others, especially children.

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