The western north carolina historical association celebrates the enduring stories that define and shape our region. It is open 10:00 a.m.
It is the city's first mansion and oldest surviving house, and the oldest brick structure in buncombe county.
Smith-mcdowell house museum asheville nc. Today, the museum's rooms are showpieces reflecting different decades in the house's history. 968 likes · 67 talking about this · 84 were here. Find event and ticket information.
Given that the home has changed hands so many times and was converted to a school in 1951, the association has done a good job of restoring it. The mission of the western north carolina historical association is to. During a time when most people lived in log cabins, the imposing structure was composed of.
Saddled on a ridge between two hills south of asheville, ringed by picturesque mountains and overlooking the confluence of two great rivers, buck house was constructed around 1840, over twenty years before the. The docents there really know the history of the house, and details about the people who lived there. Built by one of antebellum north carolina’s most influential citizens, this national register property was once the home of mayors, a confederate major, and friends of the vanderbilts at.
The house was constructed in the 1840s for james mcconnell smith. It is operated by the western north carolina historical association. Smith was one of the most influential men in antebellum asheville.
Today, the museum's rooms are showpieces reflecting different decades in history. Situated on a portion of a land grant issued to colonel daniel smith after the revolutionary war, the c. Tour reservations last for 1 hour to allow time for cleaning between groups.
Mcdowell organized the buncombe rifleman north carolina volunteers company e, the first confederate troops in western north carolina. The house is restored with period rooms and special history exhibits. This 1840 brick mansion was the home of william wallace mcdowell.
Allow one hour for group visit. Also on the grounds is the buncombe county civil war memorial, which lists. Constructed on a hill’s summit, ringed by picturesque mountains, the manse was constructed by slave labor.