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

Macon County
Historical Society
& Museum

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

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Macon County Historical Society & Museum

Housed in the historic Pendergrass Building (circa 1904), the Macon County Historical Society & Museum  collection includes clothing, antiques, photographs, textiles, documents, and other artifacts pertaining to the history and culture of Macon County and other areas of Western North Carolina. They also have extensive genealogy files and archives relating to local history.

Website: Macon County Historical Society & Museum
Franklin NC
Distance: 1-2 hours from Asheville
Address: 36 West Main St., Franklin, NC 28734
Telephone: 828-524-9758
Hours: November-April: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 1-4 p.m.; May-October: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 1-5 p.m.
Fees: None
Allow: 1 hour
Of Note: The Pendergrass Building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Nearby: Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum
Directions: From Asheville, take I-40 West to Exit 27. Take Hwy. 74 West to Hwy. 441 South (Exit 81). Follow 441 South to Franklin.

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