Wilkes History

With its numerous historic places and museums, Wilkes County embraces the heritage of its mountain traditions. From its Revolutionary and Civil war heroes to its NASCAR legends, from the Daniel Boone trail to the barn quilt trail and from folk art to education at Whippoorwill Academy and Village, there is something for every history enthusiast.

Barn Quilt Trail

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Hutchinson Homestead

Overmountain Victory National Historical Trail

W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir

Whippoorwill Village

Wilkes Heritage Museum