Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln County
 
Hart Square
Newton / Catawba County
Hart Square For more than thirty years, Dr. Robert Hart of Hickory has rescued and restored Carolina life of the 19th-century, recreating an entire village, Hart Square—the largest collection of historic log buildings in the United States. Each year on the fourth Saturday in October, the restoration project is open to the public. Dating from 1782 to 1873, the seventy log structures—chapels, barns, houses, shops, and more—are all furnished, and around 220 volunteer artisans demonstrate the period techniques of flax breaking and hackling, spinning, weaving, herb dying, open-hearth cooking, broom and shoe making, shingle riving, wheelwrighting, tinsmithing, and moonshining. The photo shows The Sigmon Stringers, a Catawba County family band, pick and strum on the porch of a cabin at Hart Square, the largest collection of original log structures in the nation. Directions provided with tickets.
 

 
Site Location: Hart Square
  Newton, NC  28658
Days/Hours: Hart Square, open one day a year on the fourth Saturday in October, rain or shine.
Fees: $25 advance ticket. (828) 465-0383.
Phone: (828) 465-0383 
Email: catawbahistory@bellsouth.net
Website: http://www.catawbahistory.org
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Bus Parking: Yes
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Restrooms Available: Yes

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