The Colonial Theater
The historic Colonial Theater was built in 1932 & renovated in 1992 & again in 2006 giving the town a multi- use facility with state of the art film, video & sound equipment. It is the perfect venue for film festivals, stage productions, weddings, as well as corporate conferences. Please Click on the links to the left to learn more about this facility & how it can benefit you.
Colonial Annex (Veteran’s Corner)
The Colonial Annex offers meeting & dining facilities as an adjunct to the Theatre, or as a stand alone facility. With a full service kitchen available, the facility is used by many groups for meetings, receptions, parties & other special events.
The Armory is also available for rental. This 4,000 square foot building is equipped with the capacity to seat 300 people. There are 16 round tables that seat 8 & there are 42 rectangle tables that seat 8 also. The armory does not have a kitchen but catering is an option. Ample parking is available. The Armory is beautiful for weddings, receptions, dances & other events.
Please click on the links to the left for the venue you are interested in. Applications for use of both facilities are listed under their respective headings. Please copy & fill out your request. You may mail, fax, or bring your application in person to the Colonial Theater. For additional information or assistance, please call Denise Holcombe at (828) 235-2760. Fax- (828) 235-2762.
Annex Rental Application
Canton Area Historical Museum
The Canton Area Historical Museum was dedicated Labor Day, 1990 and is located on Park Street in the former Canton Branch Library. The museum is a nonprofit, educational institution. The hours of operation are Monday -Tuesday from 1:00 to 5:00pm and Friday – Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Phone #: (828) 646-3412 Fax #: (828) 648-2348
One of the largest mountains in Haywood County, the now famous Cold Mountain lies in the Bethel Community near Canton. Popularized by the novel which was turned into a major motion picture, Cold Mountain was written by Charles Frazier, who was born in Haywood County and spent
Haywood Scenic Golf
Haywood County is home to six golf courses which draw tourists from across the country with some of the most scenic and challenging course in the Southeast. The mild climate offers year-round golfing, and the wide variety of courses has something for every level of player, whether you’re in the mood to tackle Tree Golf Courses’ nine-hold, or the 18-hole championship links at the Springdale Country Club.
Pigeon River Scenic Walking Trail
This mile and a half walking trail is located along the beautiful Pigeon River in Canton. Along the length of the trail are benches to relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery and wildlife. Further along downstream you’ll find a boat access ramp for those wishing to canoe or fish. There’s something for everyone along the trail, whether you’re looking for some exercise or just an enjoyable stroll with your family and friends. Don’t forget to bring the kids along to feed the ducks and geese that frequent the river.