Unplug and Connect to the Past

    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.

    Upcoming Events

    Pumpkin Patch
    Oct 2nd and Oct 9th
    36th Annual Festival
    October 23rd
    Hart Square Ceili
    November 9th

      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, Native American storyteller, and apple cider maker. 

      Attend a Class

    Stay tuned for future adult education courses in historic crafts such as broom making, leatherworking, and pottery.

      Book a Group Tour

    Did you know Hart square has two 19th Century chapels, one of three functioning pre-civil war cotton gins, 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. 

    OUR FOUNDER, DR. HART

    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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