Granville County Historical Society, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that operates a museum in downtown Oxford.

The mueum is composed of two buildings, the Granville History building and the Harris Exhibit Hall, as a whole the museum is refered to as the "Granville Museum."

Both buildings are admission-free, parking is available in front of the Harris Exhibit Hall, and each building has handicap-accessible entrances.


Located on 1 Museum Lane is the...

This space houses the main office of the museum, three exhibits rooms, a conference room, archival storage, and souvenirs. 
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Located on 110 Court Street in the heart of the City of Oxford's Historical District is...

​​​​​​​​​​​​The Granville History Building
 This building features a permanent state-of-the-art exhibit on Granville County's rich history and culture. 

The Granville Museum is OPEN Tuesday - Thursday 10 am - 4 pm.

For tours outside our usual hours of operation or school group tours please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance to schedule.

Become a member or donate to the Granville County Historical Society to support the local museum. All donations are tax - dedictible. If you have questions please contact us.

Current exhibit in main gallery room in Harris Exhibit Hall.
Features several activities for children, book a group tour by contacting us at (919)-693-9706.​​​​​​​
Membership Exclusive: During visit, members will receive an NC dogwood enamel pin as a souvenir during the Rich in the Rare. 
Art Gallery room in the Harris Exhibit Hall:
Items created by residents that are part of VE Originals and Volunteer Services programs at Murdoch Developmental Center. 🎨🛍️

VE Originals offers a variety of craft products for your gift-giving needs. All crafts are created by or with assistance from individuals who live at MDC. (Crafts on display available for purchase and will take custom orders.)

Volunteer Services offers tangible and intangible involvement for residents at MDC to enhance their quality of life. (Artwork on walls for display only.)

Display ends June 24th.


In memory of Paul Ivory Carrier Jr (1950 – 2022), the Granville Museum is showing a small selection of his oil/acrylic paintings and pictures from his life. Paul left Oxford on his adventurous journey in the mid-70s – first to New York and L.A. Then further off to Europe, France, Germany, and Greece before he ended up in Norway in 1979. He had a good and rich life in Norway as a painter and artist but sadly left his daughter and family far too early in life. His brother Keith Carrier and his family still reside in Oxford. 

His daughter Emma Semonia Carrier Lien, friend Merete Lien from Norway, and his local family will be at the OPENING on June 28, 11 am. The exhibition will be displayed in the museum's art gallery room in the Harris Exhibit Hall throughout July. The museum is open Tuesday - Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm. 

Extra: The museum will be open Sunday, July 10th, from 2 - 4 pm.

All are invited to attend this new and exciting exhibit!