May 22, 2020
Phase 2 of Gov. Roy Cooper’s three-part plan to gradually ease coronavirus restrictions in North Carolina went into effect at 5:oopm on May 22, 2020 and will be in effect for at least 5 weeks. Phase 2 does not allow museums to reopen. As such, we will be closed to the public at least through June 26. Please continue to check this page for updates.

March 14, 2020
The Smith-McDowell House Museum is temporarily closed. Our Fernihurst Dinner on Thursday, April 2 has been canceled. Updates, when available, will be made to this page.