• Martha's Park
    Martha's Park
  • Historic Burke County Courthouse
    Historic Burke County Courthouse
  • Morganton Farmers Markets
    Morganton Farmers Markets
  • Kaleidoscope Park on N. Sterling Street
    Kaleidoscope Park on N. Sterling Street
  • TGIF - Skinny Legs and All
    TGIF - Skinny Legs and All
  • Bicycle Lanes in Downtown
    Bicycle Lanes in Downtown

Dining Spotlight

Jake's Hamburgers

Fresh, hand patted burgers and milkshakes!

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Sat, 10:30a - 9:00p;
Sun, 11:30a - 7:00p


160 S Sterling St


Jake's Menu

Available Properties

Interested in moving to Downtown or opening a business? Check out our available properties!

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Printable Guides

Download and print your own guides to Downtown Morganton!

Dining Guide

Shopping Guide

Parking Map

Come Downtown!

Here are 10 great reasons to come to Downtown Morganton!

1. Great coffee & exceptional dining
2. Live music - jazz, rock & more
3. Gallery crawls and fun art studios
4. Free concerts for all ages
5. Easy access to free parking
6. Funky clothing stores
7. Craft Breweries with indoor & outdoor seating
8. Movies for all ages
9. Cycling-friendly (bike lanes)
10. Free Wi-Fi on the Courthouse Lawn

Morganton Ghost Walk

October 17, 18 & 24, 25, 2014

Ghost Walk FB

Where: Historic Burke County Courthouse lawn

When: Friday & Saturday, October 17, 18 & 24, 25, 2014   7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm

NOTE: In case of inclement weather, the Ghost Tours will be cancelled.

Tour Morganton’s Spooky History!

Over two weekends this fall, learn about Morganton’s spooky history and enjoy our quaint downtown district.

The Morganton Ghost Walk was researched by local paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren who documented creepy events, spooky stories and some bizarre history. The hour-long, scenic tour tells of strange sightings, folklore and local history during a mile and a half walking tour of historic downtown Morganton. Some stories date back 500 years!

The fun happens on October 17th, 18th, and 24th, 25th with tours at 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm and 8:30pm.

Tickets are $5 and are available for purchase between 6:30-8:30pm during each night of the tour on the Historic Burke County Courthouse lawn.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early.

Ticket sales and tours begin at the Senator Sam statue on the Historic Burke County Courthouse lawn.

Be sure to dress warmly & comfortably as these tours occur after dark!

For more event information call the Morganton Main Street Office at 828/438-5252.