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:

  • 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
  • Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm