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

Fort Defiance

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

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Fort Defiance

   Fort Defiance, Home of Revolutionary War hero General William Lenoir, is open to the public. Original clothing and furnishings of 1792 house on display. General Lenoir was a member of the Council of State, served in both houses of the Legislature and was President of the NC Senate. The history of this house is the history of the opening of the Western North Carolina frontier. Furnishings include more than 300 original pieces, from teacups to bedsteads.

Website: Fort Defiance
Lenoir, NC
Distance: 1-2 hours from Asheville
Address: Hwy. 268, Lenoir, NC 28645
Telephone: 828-758-1671
Hours: April-October, Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Sunday 1 -5 p.m.; November-March: Weekends.
Allow: 1 hour
Of Note: Guided tours with costumed docents have contributed to this being rated one of the best restorations in North Carolina. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Cultural Treasure by the State of North Carolina.
Directions: Take I-40 East from Asheville to Rte. 321 in Hickory. North on Rte. 321 to Patterson. Take 268 East 5 miles.








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