The Mitford Museum

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The Mitford Museum

The Mitford Museum

Come explore the world behind Jan Karon’s 14 beloved Mitford novels.

#1 New York Time’s bestselling author Jan Karon’s Mitford novels are beloved world-wide. These 14 novels featuring ordinary people living ordinary lives found their genesis right here in Hudson, North Carolina, where Jan spent her childhood.

If you are a fan of the Mitford series, come and visit The Mitford Museum now located in Jan’s former first grade classroom in the Arts Center at The HUB Station. She calls the museum her, “book without covers.”

When you pay a visit to The Mitford Museum, you can learn about local history, see the vestments Father Tim wore, poke through the drawers of Jan’s writing desk, and so much more. You can also learn about the real-life events that inspired Jan Karon to write her novels.

The Mitford Museum is rich in history, and it is also home to its own gift and bookstore. In fact, the Happy Endings Bookstore is the only store in the world that features Mitford books signed by the author along with an array of Mitford-themed items.

A whole new chapter awaits at The Mitford Museum. We are excited to have you come and explore this museum and transport yourself into the world of Mitford. For tickets, hours, and more information about this wonderful museum, contact us now.


Contact: (828) 572-4894

Location: Arts Center


  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: Closed
  • Tues: Closed
  • Wed: 10am-4pm
  • Thurs: 10am-4pm
  • Fri: 10am-4pm
  • Sat: 10am-4pm