Davidson County Historical Museum

 Plan Your Visit


Davidson County Historical Museum
Old Courthouse on the Square
2 S. Main Street
Lexington, North Carolina, 27292

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday 10 am to 3 pm
Free Admission

The Museum is located on the Square of Historic Uptown Lexington.
There are several free, on-street parking spots available nearby.
Please be aware that on-street parking has a 2 hour limit Mon. - Fri.

Group Tours and Field Trips
Please call for scheduling:
Tel: (336) 242-2035

The museum is wheelchair, walker and stroller accessible. 
A ramp is located north of the main entrance, adjacent to Center Street.
Upon entry, elevator access is straight ahead in the center of the foyer.
A wheelchair and walker are available for use on-site, available on a first-come-first serve or as-needed basis.  

Museum Conduct
For a positive and safe experience for visitors, please observe the following museum guidelines:

Safety. This building is monitored by CCTV. Adults must accompany children at all times.
Do not enter areas that are roped off or indicated as no entry. If you are unsure about a particular area please ask museum staff for assistance. 

Please do not touch the artifacts.  There are many opportunities to get very close to historic objects as you learn about them but unless noted otherwise, please refrain from touching artifacts and print photography. Exposure to oils, residues and stress put these valuable items at risk. 

Photography.  Photography is not permitted in the H. Lee Waters Photography Gallery. Reproduction of images in all exhibits is not permitted without written consent.  Upon request, museum staff will be happy to take a group photo to help document your visit. 

No food or beverages.  

Thank you for helping us protect the Historic Courthouse and Museum Collections. We hope you enjoy your visit.  If you have further questions, please contact the museum and we will be happy to assist you. 

Driving Directions

From Greensboro via I-85 S
Take I-85 S.  Take exit 96 to US-64 W
Continue on US-64 W, exiting left onto N Main St in Lexington (sharp left curve)
Old Courthouse is on the right at 2 S Main Street 

Via I-85 BUS south from High Point
Take I-85BUS S/US-29 S/US-70 W 
This leads you onto N Main St in Lexington
Continue on N Main St to Old Courthouse at 2 S Main

From Winston Salem via US-52 S 
Follow US-52 S, taking exit 89 onto US-64 E
Follow US-64 E to N Main St in Lexington
Continue south until you reach Square, Old Courthouse on right at 2 S Main

From Charlotte via I-85 N
Take I-85 N to I-85BUS N/US-29 N/US-70 E in Lexington.
Take exit 87 from I-85BUS N/US-52 N
Follow I-85BUS N/US-29 N/US-70 E
Take W Center St to 2 S Main St in Lexington, on your right