Founded by George and Ila Cowan in 1981 and dedicated to their daughter, Joann Cowan Brown, the Cowan Museum of History and Science is housed within the Kelly-Farrior House (ca. 1848) and has an adjacent historical park. The collections consist primarily of 19th-20th century (with several 18th century) tools and equipment, including farm and woodworking tools, and household objects. The museum also has a natural science collection with hundreds of geological specimens, and other unique artifacts, such as a tornado demonstrator, an alternative fuel fan, and a hog oiler.
Housed inside the Faison library, this unique museum holds the secrets of Faison’s history: its people, churches, businesses, schools, family histories and civic clubs.
Liberty Hall is an architectural gem and a southern Historic land Mark. Visitors will enjoy guided tours of the 19th century house, grounds and out buildings which are now fully restored to past glory. The house hosted the “Wedding of the Century” between Henry M. Flagler and Mary Lilly Kenan in 1901.
375-acre working farm with museum featuring an 1830s dogtrot style house completely furnished to that period. Nine other vintage farm buildings containing over 850 artifacts from the past and a country store structure (c. 1925.)
Restored 1894 Queen Anne style house is dedicated to recognizing Duplin County servicemen and women through the display of military artifacts and memorabilia from years past.
Remodeled in 2006 the depot houses a model train for visitors to see.
The collection’s showpiece is a classic and rare 1926 Dodge/Graham Brothers Fire Truck.