Textile Heritage Museum

Welcome to Historic Glencoe, North Carolina, one of the most well-preserved and restored 19th century textile mill villages in the southern United States.

Stroll the peaceful streets to visualize and feel the hustle and bustle of one of America’s early textile mill communities where some of the finest plaid cotton fabrics were produced for more than 70 years.

Begin exploring in the Textile Heritage Museum, located in the former Glencoe Company Store and Administrative offices, where there are hundreds of original textile artifacts on exhibit from massive machine looms to knitting and sewing machines to the office equipment employees once typed the orders, billing, and correspondence for the mill operations.