IMPORTANT: The normal February 2022 reopening of the museum has been POSTPONED due to Omicron, with the hope that we can reopen in March. Please check here or visit our website for updates.
Radio waves are like magic! They travel at 186,000 miles per second. They make possible our cell phones, GPS, wireless internet routers, Bluetooth speakers, radar and much more! Learn how radio waves were discovered and developed and their huge impact on Western North Carolina in the 1920's. See the beauty of early radios... see amateur radio equipment and try your hand at Morse Code... view the WWII radio that helped rescue downed pilots, and the German Nazi radio that could get one killed by listening to a foreign station! Listen to early music on an early 1900s Edison phonograph... take a virtual tour on your smart phone from where ever you are! STEM students welcome. Free admission to all. Special tours available for tourists in town during non regular open hours. Download a FREE virtual smart phone tour from our web site www.avlradiomuseum.org and use it where ever you are!