Sylva, North Carolina: American Museum of the House Cat (In Transition)

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Directions:
US-74 exit 81A in Sylva. Drive south on US-23/441. The museum will be on the right; look for the sign.
Hours:
Museum moving to new location; planned reopening Spring 2021. (Call to verify)
Phone:
828-476-9376
Admission:
Adults $7.50
Status:
In Transition

American Museum of the House Cat.

American Museum of the House Cat

America's largest private collection of cat stuff. Small museum with a number of surprising oddities.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/09/2017]

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American Museum of the House Cat

The entire building is closed.

[Kimberly, 11/01/2020]

The museum is relocating to a new, larger building down the highway, and plans to reopen in April 2021.

Pet Rock.

American Museum of the House Cat

Full of unique items. While they had a lot for the grownups to take in, they also had some cat items for the kids to interact with which really kept them engaged. Glad we had someone to show us around and give us the backstories to some of the items. Our visit was PURRfect!

[Eliza R, 11/27/2018]
American Museum of the House Cat

Great museum in part of an old school that is now an antiques mall. Two large rooms at the end are the Cat Museum. The owner is an 83-year-old retired biology teacher who gives personal tours. He has all kinds of cat art, figurines, cat carnival games and merry go round items, even a medieval mummified feline. He is enthusiastic, and all proceeds from the museum go to his humane cat rescue.

[Randy Blankenship, 09/03/2018]

American Museum of the House Cat.

American Museum of the House Cat

Enter and pay at the antique business attached to the building. Harold gave us the full tour and it was amazing. He's been collecting cat items for over 30 years. Highly recommend for all the cat lovers out there. Admission to the museum goes toward running Harold's cat sanctuary.

[Amy, 08/22/2017]

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