The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Avery County
Historical Museum

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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1912 Avery County Jail

    The Avery County Historical Museum is housed in the historic, circa 1912 Avery County Jail and has displays of early Avery County life. The jail house is one of the last intact old jails in North Carolina. The museum was formed in 1976 to collect, preserve and display vital information, photographs and artifacts about people, events and places that make up the history of Avery County and this area. 

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Newland, NC
Distance: 2 hours from Asheville
Address: 1829 Schultz Circle, Newland, NC 28657
Telephone: 828-733-7311
Admission: Free
Hours: 10 am-4 pm Friday, 11 am -3 pm Saturday
Banner House Museum
Directions: From Asheville, take I-40 East to Morganton and take Hwy. 181 North to Pineola, just past the Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn left on Hwy. 221 and then right onto 194 North to Newland.









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