Where We Are

Nestled in the heart of Shelby, NC just a few miles from the Flint Hill Community where Earl Scruggs was born and raised, the Earl Scruggs Center is located in the beautifully restored 1907 Cleveland County Courthouse.

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

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Hours of Operation

Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m.—4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m.—4 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, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Exhibit Admission Rates

General Admission $12
Senior/College students $8
Youth (6—17) $5
Ages 5 and under FREE
We are pleased to offer FREE exhibit admission to Active Military personnel and +5 family members with credentials and to all Veterans.  Made possible through a sponsorship from the City of Shelby.


Group Tours

Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more adults and to school groups of 30 or more students. Please contact us to learn about group tours and associated discounts and options.

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 the City of Shelby, exhibit sponsor for Star Spangled Sounds: Stories of Music and the Military.  This sponsorship also supports FREE admission for US military personnel through the end of the exhibit, January 7, 2017.Shelbyphoto

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