At Asheville Museum of History, we interpret Western North Carolina’s past with permanent and changing exhibits, guided tours, and a variety of programs for youth and adults.
283 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
(on the campus of A-B Tech)
We will reopen in Fall 2023.
Wednesday – Saturday
11:00am – 5:00pm
Museum Members: Free
A-B Tech Students: Free
Student (ages 7-17): $2.00
6 & under: Free
Military and WNC college students receive 50% discount.
Residents of Western North Carolina – Join us for WNC Wednesdays for FREE admission. Show your ID at check-in to redeem.
About OUR FACIlITY
Just a few miles north of George Vanderbilt’s grand Biltmore Estate is a different kind of mansion–one that was nearly 50 years old when Vanderbilt’s crew began construction in 1895. This house is now home to Asheville Museum of History.
COMING SOON – Book a 45-minute behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Smith-McDowell House. Walk through rooms recreated to reflect the lives and times of former occupants of this 1840s historic home.
Asheville Museum of History has five gallery spaces with permanent and temporary exhibits covering thousands of years of Western North Carolina history. Some exhibits are available to view online. In addition, visitors can purchase guided behind-the-scenes tours of the c1840 Smith-McDowell House and Grounds.
Located in a historic home, the first floor of the museum is ADA accessible and contains our permanent and changing exhibits. Our behind-the-scenes tours require climbing stairs.