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






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

For prices and additional details
please visit our calendar page

Saturday, August 1 @ 4 p.m.
Asheville History Center presents
Birds of Prey with Steve Longenecker

Saturday, August 15 @ 10:30 a.m.
Asheville History Center
Crafty Historian: Needlepoint

Saturday, August 15 @ 2 p.m.
Reuter Center (UNCA campus)
Dr. Jim Costa on "Bartram's Influence"

Thursday, August 20

Olmsted Garden Dedication
4 - 6:30 p.m. (RSVP required)

Ongoing through October 2015 - "Bartram's Journey" 

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