The Rankin Museum has three main areas of interest which include Natural History, Local History, and Native American culture spread throughout the 4,900 square foot facility. The museum was founded based on the lifetime collections of Dr. Pressley R. Rankin, Jr., MD. of Ellerbe and is named in his honor.
Take yourself away from your everyday world and explore faraway places and times past in our exhibits. The Rankin Museum features multiple artifacts including Native American pottery and art, taxidermy from various countries, and local finds.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Rankin Museum will remain closed until further notice.
Upon restoration of normal business hours, we will be open Wed-Sat (10-5) and 2-5 on Sundays.
Sudden closures or temporary changes in hours will be posted on our Instagram and Facebook.
131 West Church Street, Ellerbe, North Carolina 28338, United States
Appointments to tour the museum on Monday and Tuesday are available only for groups of 15 people or more, and must be made at least a week beforehand.
We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.