Visit The House

Where Patriotism Lives…

Visit The House of Flags in its new location in the heart of downtown Columbus, North Carolina

33 Gibson Street in Columbus, N.C.

More than 300 flags are available for viewing during a tour of the House. The House of Flags Museum is the only location with all 27 U.S. flags on display.

The tour begins with the “Defenders of Freedom” collection of military service and religious flags. Note the braille-tactile flags displayed here and in the other rooms.

Next the “Birth of a Nation” collection displays flags of our founding countries and the Revolutionary War era. See “how our flag got its stripes” here.

The third room represents “The Price of Liberty” with flags from the War of 1812, Texas Republic, Civil War, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Gulf Wars, Iraq & Afghanistan wars. Flags commemorating the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks are also on display here.

A special display of the “Liberty Cap Flags” shows our earliest symbol of freedom.

Last is the “United States of America” room complete with all 27 official U.S. flags, from 13 to 50 stars, and the accompanying state and territory flags.


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The House of Flags Museum – A Local Treasure 

Meet Robert Williamson, the curator and executive director of The House of Flags Museum in Columbus, NC. This is the only museum of its kind in the United States.

Robert says, “Every flag has a story to tell.” You’ll hear some of these over the next few minutes.

WSPA News Visits the Museum

Channel 7 News Hometown Spotlight visited Columbus, NC. Among the featured stories was the visit to the House of Flags Museum.

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WRAL The Tar Heel Traveler Visits the Museum

Learn about the Rattlesnake Flag, the Hornets Nest flag and the significance of Liberty Cap

WRAL The Tar Heel Traveler

The Story of the President’s Flag

Few may realize it, but there’s such a thing as a presidential flag – as regal and grand as the stars and stripes. 

WRAL The Tar Heel Traveler Visits the Museum

Scott Mason visits the House of Flags Museum, in Columbus, and shares the story of the national anthem by way of the stars and stripes.

WRAL The Tar Heel Traveler

9/11 Flags, A Unique Story of  Tragedy

The Flag of Honor with over 3,000 names. The Flag of Heroes commemorating the Squadrons , Ladder companies and first responders. The God Bless America Flag showing the twin towers with stars where the planes struck, the pentagon with a star for where the plane struck and a field of blue for the Pennsylvania field in which the third plane went down. These flags help us tell a dreadful story to generations to come of what 9/11 is all about.