The Rankin Museum has three main areas of interest which include Natural History, Local History, and Native American culture spread throughout the 4,900 square foot facility. The museum was founded based on the lifetime collections of Dr. Pressley R. Rankin, Jr., MD. of Ellerbe and is named in his honor.

The museum also offers a gift shop, a public reference library, an interactive zone tailored for students, and a self-guided scavenger hunt.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Rankin Museum will remain closed until further notice. Upon restoration of normal business hours, we will be open Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm and 2-5 pm on Sundays.