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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 

Note: The Heritage Center remains closed to visitors until further notice. Nancy Watkins is available Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to provide assistance via phone and email.

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

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m-3 p.m. (Additional hours available by appointment.) 

Location: Foundation for Evangelism, 125 N Lakeshore Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Cost: Free

Contact: Call 828-356-5065 or email

The Heritage Center is currently closed to visitors. Please call or email for research assistance.