Where We Are

Nestled in the heart of Earl Scruggs’ hometown, the Earl Scruggs Center is located in Shelby’s historic Cleveland County Courthouse.

Earl Scruggs Center
103 S. Lafayette St.
Shelby, NC 28150

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Hours of Operation

Wednesday: 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m.—4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m.—5 p.m.

The Earl Scruggs Center is closed for the following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.


Admission and Rates

General Admission $12
Senior/College students $8
Youth (6—17) $5
Ages 5 and under FREE
Now until Labor Day:
Blue Star Museum: Active Military FREE
(+5 family members)
Veterans FREE


Group Tours

We offer discounts to tour groups of 20 or more adults and to school groups of 10 or more students. Please contact us to learn about group tours and associated discounts.

The staff of the Earl Scruggs Center welcomes your group. 
Please call to discuss custom group visits and rates. 72-hour advance notice of groups larger than 20 is required so we may best prepare for your visit.


Special Thanks

Thank you to Sound Advice Custom Stereo for their partnership on earbuds for our guests.


ShelbyphotoThank you, City of Shelby for supporting our veterans!