Lake Junaluska, North Carolina: World Methodist Museum

History and artifacts of the World Methodist church, from Circuit Riders to ministries and international missions. Find the lock of founder John Wesley's hair and a horse vertebra painted to look like him.
Address:
575 N. Lakeshore Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC
Directions:
North of Waynesville, US Hwy 19 to North Lakeshore Dr. along the shore of Lake Junaluska.
Hours:
Tu-F 8:30 am 4:30 pm, Sa 10 am - 3 pm. Closed Su.
Admission:
Free
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Wesley hair. World Methodist Museum

The World Methodist Museum holds an impressive collection of Methodist artifacts. Anyone who has a profound interest in the Methodist Church shouldn't be disappointed. Interesting items include a lock of John Wesley's (the founder of the Methodist church) hair and a horse vertebra painted to resemble John Wesley. There is an enormous amount of busts of John Wesley.

If John Wesley is your man, this your place.

[Jacob Krejci, 08/30/2011]

He is. John Wesley's hair under glass! Not a sacred religious relic. The vertabra calmly assured us so.

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