Events

Whippoorwhill Academy and the Tom Dooley Museum

The Tom Dooley Museum is part of the Whippoorwhill Academy and Village, a complex of restored buildings. The museum, housed in an old hewn-log cabin, features artifacts, photographs, paintings, and written information on the story of Tom Dula, who was hanged in 1868 for the murder of a young women named Laura Foster. There's a historic marker at the intersection of Highways 268 and 1134 in Wilkes County that calls attention to the murder and Dula's subsequent capture and punishment.

The enduring legend of Tom Dooley has generated several books, a video program, museum exhibits and the hit recordings "Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley." 

The Village is open April thru October and guided tours are available Wednesdays thru Saturdays (1-5pm). Wednesdays thru Friday’s may be scheduled at different times. Closed January through March except by appointment. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Open by appointment only January to March.


Event Details

Location Whippoorwill Academy and the Tom Dooley Museum
Ferguson, NC
Cost Donation Suggested
Music Styles Bluegrass
Old-Time
Event Type Exhibit
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Dancers Welcome
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible

Contact Info

Phone 336-973-3237
Email info@wilkesnc.org
http://www.explorewilkes.com/whippoorwill.php

Upcoming Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, May 3, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, May 4, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, May 5, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, May 6, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, May 10, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, May 11, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, May 12, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, May 13, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, May 17, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, May 18, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, May 19, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, May 20, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, May 25, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, May 26, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, May 27, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, May 31, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm