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Located on A-B Tech Campus
283 Victoria Rd, Asheville, 28801
Hours: Weds.-Sat.: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.



 
 

 

                                                                                             


 

 

Discover the Smith-McDowell House (circa 1840):
 Asheville’s first brick mansion and home of the Western North Carolina Historical Association.

 

 

 

Built by one of antebellum North Carolina's most influential citizens, the Smith-McDowell House was once the home of mayors, a Civil War major, and friends of the Vanderbilts. Rescued from destruction, Asheville's oldest surviving dwelling is now a National Register property and a window into how life was lived here in the 19th century. [learn more] 

 

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Smith McDowell house Exhibits History of the Smith McDowel House Museum Educational Programs

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Upcoming WNCHA Programing

Blue Ridge Parkway Exhibit
open for viewing 
at the Smith-McDowell House


Please see our Calendar Page for details on each event.
 

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