The Gallery

The Scottish Tartans Museum and heritage center

The Scottish Tartans Museum’s main focus is on the history and development of Scottish Highland Dress, namely tartan and the kilt. Our museum gallery features original and replica kilts showing styles from the late sixteenth century till today, with original kilts dating back over 200 years. We have over 500 samples of tartans, with some dating to c. 1725. Other exhibits include Scottish weaponry, a weaving display, and information detailing the Scottish migration to North Carolina and their relationship with the Cherokee Indians in particular.

To learn more about our collection, click the images to view the galleries.