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Located on A-B Tech Campus
283 Victoria Rd, Asheville, 28801

Please note: House closed July 2 - July 5





Discover Asheville’s first brick mansion,

now restored as the Asheville History

Center at the Smith-McDowell House




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.                                                                                                                                               

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

What’s New

Ongoing through October 2015 - "Bartram's Journey" exhibition in our main floor gallery.

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