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Museums at Lake Junaluska

While visiting Lake Junaluska you can also enjoy a visit to the SEJ Heritage Center and World Methodist Council Museums. Both museums are open to group and individual tours and are located near Lake Junaluska’s lodging and meeting facilities. A visit to either is easy and very memorable. Additionally, the Susannah Wesley Garden, located between the World Methodist Council Museum and the Terrace Hotel, is a place for meditation and renewal.

World Methodist Council Museum

The World Methodist Council Museum is internationally renowned for having the largest collection of artifacts commemorating the earliest beginnings of the Wesleyan movement.The museum is open year-round to visitors. Groups are encouraged to schedule a visit by calling 828-456-7242 or emailing

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (closed from noon-1:00 p.m. for lunch)

 575 N. Lakeshore Dr.  (beside Terrace Hotel)


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SEJ Heritage Center

SEJ Heritage Center and Museum

The SEJ Heritage Center has an extensive collection of SEJ related artifacts including a large display on the history of Lake Junaluska.

Hours of Operation: 

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed 12 -1 p.m. daily.

Open some Saturdays by appointment.

Guests are encouraged to contact the Heritage Center prior to planning a visit, as hours of operation may vary.

Call 828-454-6781 or email

Location: Harrell Center 102 (across from Terrace Hotel)

Cost: Free