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Listen as American author, Jan Karon, takes you on a journey—from her childhood in Hudson, North Carolina, to the creation of fourteen beloved Mitford novels and now, The Mitford Museum.

The Mitford Museum

Our mission is to advance the common good through literacy, creativity, and community.

Learn about Jan's childhood in Hudson

Discover how it shaped and inspired the fourteen Mitford novels.

The Mitford Museum is
North Carolina’s newest
literary landmark.

We’re located in the Hudson Arts Center, a former schoolhouse where #1 New York Times bestselling author, Jan Karon, attended grades 1-7.

Discover how a little country girl from the then-cotton mill town of Hudson wrote her first book at age ten—and later wrote twenty-four bestsellers, including 14 beloved Mitford novels.  See a hat and a rabbit that inspired two of Jan’s bestselling books for children. Learn what makes teachers live on in the hearts of students. Open the drawers of Jan’s writing desk to find personal letters, notes, and mementos. Hear her tell us how to write a book (you can do it!).

Exhibits include Cynthia’s wedding outfit, Father Tim’s vestments, Miss Rose’s military medals, and our extensive collection of Hallmark Mitford collectibles.

Best for last. We can’t wait to show you the actual Nativity scene featured in Jan’s beloved novel, Shepherds Abiding. Visitors from all 50 states say it’s worth the trip.

Please visit soon. We promise you’ll love how it feels to be at home in Mitford.

ADMISSION – Adults $10 – Seniors $9 – Students $7 – Children 12 and under free with adult admission – Groups of 10 or more admitted for $7/pp.

Jan Karon, founder of The Mitford Museum, and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 24 books, including 14 Mitford Novels. To learn more about Jan and her writing, you can visit Inventing Mitford: The Papers of Jan Karon online.

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Wed - Sat 10 AM - 4 PM

145 Cedar Valley Road
Hudson, NC 28638

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The Mitford Museum

The Mitford Museum is North Carolina’s newest literary landmark.

Founded by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Jan Karon, the museum's mission is to advance the common good through literacy, creativity, and community. Often called Jan’s ‘book without covers,’ the museum is a place of common ground, where people from varied backgrounds can come together to feel welcomed, cared for, and at home.

(828) 572-4898

Wed - Sat 10 AM - 4 PM

145 Cedar Valley Road
Hudson, NC 28638