Incorporated in 1796 and designated as an historic district since 1973, Milton, North Carolina not only continues to preserve its history by being a museum without walls but welcomes and embraces the businesses that encourage locals and tourists to enjoy all that this small, notable town has to offer.
Once you have experienced Milton, you’ll want to come back for more!
Town Mayor Patricia Williams (336) 234-0316
Town Clerk Shirley Wilson (336) 234-8980
Every Tuesday, except second Tuesday 9:00 – 5:00 pm
Second Tuesday 12:00 – 6:30 pm
Every Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Milton Town Hall is located inside the Thomas Day Museum
148 Broad Street
Milton, NC 27305
Town of Milton
PO Box 85
Milton, NC 27305
THOMAS DAY MUSEUM
Visit Historic Milton’s Thomas Day House & Union Tavern
“Thomas Day was a master cabinetmaker and entrepreneur whose business flourished during a time when most African Americans were enslaved and free blacks were restricted in their movements and activities. During the antebellum years (1820–1861), North Carolina planters used both classical architecture and fine furniture to convey economic status and gentility. Day, whose father was a cabinetmaker, opened his shop in 1827 in Milton, North Carolina, where he created fine furniture and architectural interiors for an elite clientele. Day’s style is characterized by undulating shapes, fluid lines, and spiraling forms. He combined his own unique motifs with popular designs to create a distinctive style readily identified with his shop. Day is the only documented American cabinetmaker to offer clients both architectural elements for their Greek Revival homes and furniture incorporating the same classical motifs. To date, woodwork in about eighty homes in rural North Carolina and Virginia has been attributed to Day.” – from the Smithsonian website https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/day
For more information on Thomas Day and Milton check out this YouTube video from NC Weekend.