It is often said "you really step back in time." This is
literally true when you visit the Shook Museum. This historic house was built in two different periods of our history -- circa 1800, and later a large addition/remodeling in the 1890s. The house is protected by a historic covenant held by Preservation North Carolina.
Since it contains very little furniture, the House is not like other museum homes. Instead, it is a museum which features early American pioneer construction and architecture. The earlier portion of the structure was built in what was then wilderness -- our American frontier. You see the materials and method of construction used by a pioneer settler who pushed westward soon after the American Revolution. You also see the later rustic Victorian construction.
The recent rescue/restoration included installation of a catering kitchen. The facility is available for rent for small affairs, parties, receptions, etc. The first and second floors of the house are handicapped accessible.