The Bryant House Heritage Day

This free event is Saturday, April 18th, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 3361 Mt. Carmel Road, Carthage.

This year marks the 200th birthday for the historical James Bryant House in Carthage. Bring all the family to Heritage Day on Saturday, April 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at the historic James Bryant House and Joel McLendon Cabin, 3361 Mt. Carmel Road in Carthage.

It’s the annual rite of spring organized by the Friends of the Bryant House presenting the 1820s-era furnished home adjacent to the 1760s-era Joel McLendon Cabin, the oldest dwelling on its original site in Moore County. Both historic house museums owned by the Moore County Historical Association are open year-round for tours. However, on this special day, both houses will be open and there will be live music, 18th and 19th-century crafters, storytellers, and farm life demonstrations. There will also be “camps” of both the American Revolution and the Civil War with reenactors, demonstrations of old-time activities such as quilting, weaving, cooking, woodworking, and living history.

The McLendon Cabin was occupied during both the Revolutionary and the Civil War and the Bryant House was occupied during the Civil War. Admission and parking is free. The parking field is off from Richardson Rd., and easily accessible by following the signs to the designated parking area. Golf cart rides are available, to take you to and from the parking area to the grounds. Come and spend the whole day, rain or shine. A food truck will be on site. For more information or if you would like to join the Friends of the Bryant House, call (910) 692-2051, visit, or email at


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