Main Street

Downtown Elkin Walking Tour

Walking downtown Elkin on West Main St

Downtown Elkin Walking Tour 

Are you interested in learning about downtown and taking a tour at your leisure? Download this short walking tour, which will take you through downtown historic districts and showcase 14 fun facts even some locals might not even know about! 

Elkin is located on the National Register of Historic Places. The downtown is on the Downtown Elkin Historic District, and the residential neighborhood north of downtown, along Gwyn Avenue and its surrounding streets is called the Gwyn Avenue - Bridge Street Historic District.  

The residential area west of downtown, along W Main Street, past the Big Elkin Creek (behind the library) has the oldest homes in Elkin, but this area had not been added to the National Register yet. The oldest home in Elkin is located there, which is a part of the walking tour handout. 

This tour takes about 2 hours if you visit all locations.


UPDATE on Walking Tour (3-27-23):
Richard Gwyn Museum, ELkin NC

Plans are to open the Richard Gwyn Museum by appointment only. The DAR helps to manage the museum and can assist with any questions.

If interested, please call Becky Dursee at 336-530-4187. 

Watch this video about the History of Elkin, created by Explore Elkin

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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