The Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester is a local history museum comprised of three historic buildings, two modern buildings, and an herb garden. The main building, the Robins Heritage Center, features displays and interactive exhibits that chronicle the county's history. The center also houses a research center. The Nelid Museum features exhibits about the county's agriculture heritage. The historical buildings date back to the latter part of the 18th century. One of them, the Meredith House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1760 and it features period furniture, portraits, china, silver and other household items. The Strong House was used as a place to store food and was also a smokehouse. Horses were kept in the Goldsborough Stable building, which was originally on the adjacent property.