The Lincoln County Museum of History is home to a vast collection of historically significant artifacts. When you walk through this museum, it feels as though you are walking through Lincolnton’s past. The exhibits help bridge the gap between now and centuries ago with objects like cotton gins, furniture, printing presses, and hundreds of documents and photographs. On the performing arts side, The Lincoln Theatre Guild delights residents with several performances each year. What began in 1981 as a small acting center has grown into a thriving performance community. Everything from musicals to comedy plays here.
Built to Last
Sadly, many of the historical old dwellings in Lincolnton have been lost in time. However, three 18th-century homes remain intact: Vesuvius Furnace, Woodside, and Andrew Lortez House. These Federal-style mansions are a beautiful reminder of what Lincolnton was like in the late 1700s. Another famous historic building is the Fairview School, built in 1898 by residents with a vision of education for their children. Lincolnton’s historic district is proud to be home to the largest collection of buildings constructed in the city before the Civil War. Lincoln County is home to 24 historical roadside markers including the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill and Stonewall Jackson.
Music to Your Ears
Lincolnton is not just a center for Southern history. The sweet sounds of symphonies fill the air on a regular basis. The Lincoln Chapter of the North Carolina Symphony performs an annual concert here. The Lincoln Community Concert Association presents four concerts by professional artists each year. Lincolnton also holds Alive After Five, an annual festival of live music and dancing in the city. Residents line the streets to sing and dance once a month from May through September. If you would love to join a chorus, The Lincoln Choral Guild provides an opportunity for community members to join in song for several annual concerts.