Smith - Mc Dowell House Museum, Asheville

Smith - Mc Dowell House Museum, Asheville - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 283 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: +1-8282539231

Ticket Price: 9 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details

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About Smith - Mc Dowell House Museum, Asheville

The Smith - Mc Dowell House is city’s oldest surviving house and is also the first. It was bought by Sarah Smith McDowell after the death of her parents and you can notice the distinctive difference in architectural styles. James Smith McDowell was the Mayor during the civil War and a friend of Vanderbilts, for whom the mansion was built. The house has a very Federal character to it with thick walls, large fanlights, corbelled cornices that feature dentils. It also has a lot of Greek and neo classical touch. Today it stands in the campus grounds of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and it documents the change in the lifestyles of the people from late 19th and 20th century.

Smith - Mc Dowell House Museum Information

  • For groups of 10 or more prior appointment is necessary.
  • Disabled Friendly.

Smith - Mc Dowell House Museum Ticket Prices

  • Children aged 8 to 18: $5
  • Children 7 and under: FREE
  • College student With ID Card: $5

How To reach Smith - Mc Dowell House Museum by Public Transport

  • Buses S4 to ART station

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  • A true jewel in the Asheville community!

  • Well preserved piece of local history.

  • Staff was knowledgeable, but not a lot to see. Still a nice historical stop.

  • My husband wanted to tour the house on his birthday and after entering we watched a quick video. Then Sharon took us on a facinating tour. She is so very knowledgeable and passionate about the house it was contagious!!!

  • A beautifully restored 1840's house showing how the super rich lived during the last half of the 1800's. Beautiful antique furniture, china, and other house furnishings, Great historical descriptions of life prior, during, and after the civil war in a part of the south which did not actually have any battles. No demonstrators, or even the facility to have them, at this time.

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