Fuquay-Varina History Museum

Image of the museum entrance.In 2009, the Museum complex located at 131 S. Fuquay Avenue opened as part of the Town’s Centennial Celebration.  Dedicated volunteers helped gather collections and memories from countless citizens to bring together this unique place that tells Fuquay-Varina’s rich story. 

As part of the Town’s continuing commitment to preserving our history, the Town provides grounds, office space and museum maintenance to the museum complex and Friends of the Museum.

The museums include a two-room schoolhouse, the first post office, and the Centennial Museum and are open on Wednesday’s from 1:00-4:00 pm and when there are special events in downtown Fuquay.  Visitors can also request a tour by making an appointment. 

The Fuquay-Varina have been designated as one of the 1800 Blue Star Museums across the United States. They proudly offer guided tours at no charge to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Volunteers give tours to thousands of school children each year and history buffs travel from afar to visit this historic jewel.  Don’t miss what Mayor John Byrne calls “a true gem that is the best kept secret in town.”

To learn more about the complex, hours of operation or how to volunteer, please visit the Museums of Fuquay-Varina.