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

Rush Wray

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

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Rush Wray Museum, Burnsville NC

Located within the historic McElroy House, the Rush Wray Museum focuses on Yancey County’s local history and Appalachian mountain heritage. One of their permanent exhibits is “Our people, our heritage, our pride,” which features the settlement of Yancey County and Burnsville, NC. The Revolving Exhibit Room hosts changing exhibits including “The Pisgah Village,” “Cane River Archeological Site,” “The Civil War and the Home Guard,” and “The McElroy House.”

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Location: Burnsville NC
Distance: 45 minutes to 1 hour from Asheville
Address: 11 Academy Street, Burnsville, NC 28714
Telephone: 828-682-3671
Hours: April 10-October 10, Saturdays 1-7 p.m. Call for weekday hours.
Fees: None
Allow: 1 hour
Nearby: Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace
Directions: From Asheville, take 19/23 North to Mars Hill/Burnsville Exit. Follow 19E to Burnsville. The museum is located behind the visitor center.










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