Old Stone House
When Michael Braun completed his stone house in 1766, the site was virtual wilderness. The two-story Georgian house is indeed stately for its time with the stones on the front carefully shaped and matched, creating an impressive face to visitors. Climb to the second floor and you’ll discover high up in the end walls next to the chimneys, openings that some believed to be gun ports for fighting off hostile Indians (actually they were ventilation holes for bringing cool air onto the second floor). The Old Stone House is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 4 pm with a charge for admission, April through November. The Old Stone House is located on Old Stone House Road in Granite Quarry. For more information or to schedule group tours, call the Rowan Museum, Inc. at 704-633-5946.