Ava Gardner Museum
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
From I-95, take Exit 95, turn west toward onto US 70 Bus/Market St. We are 1.3 miles on the right.
From Raleigh, take I-40 Exit 309 to US Hwy 70 Exit 326, turn right on US 70 Bus and go 7.1 miles.
The Ava Gardner Museum is home to an incredible collection including original scripts, photos, costumes, and personal effects of screen legend Ava Gardner. Experience her rise from a local country girl to one of Hollywood’s film goddesses. Born near Smithfield, NC Ava’s co-stars included powerhouse stars such as Clark Gable, Richard Burton, and Gregory Peck.