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


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

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Smith McDowell House, Asheville NC, pen and ink drawing by Lee James Pantas
To purchase a print of this drawing by author/artist Lee Pantas, visit Cherry Orchard Studio

Smith McDowell House, pen & ink drawing by Lee James Pantas   Delve into mountain history and enjoy the Victorian splendor of Asheville’s oldest brick residence by visiting the Smith-McDowell House. This elegant structure, circa 1840, is open to the public as a local history museum.
   The Smith-McDowell House was built by James McConnell Smith as a private residence. A later owner, Charles Van Bergen, commissioned the famous Olm
Smith McDowell Housested Brothers Firm to landscape the property. In 1974, Asheville-Buncombe Technical College purchased the structure, and leased it to the Western North Carolina Historical Association. Five years later, after restoration, it was opened as a museum.
ne of Asheville’s architectural jewels, the Smith-McDowell House presents a wonderful opportunity to experience the past in a truly elegant restoration. Especially delightful at Christmas time when all of the Victorian decorations are up.

Website: Smith-McDowell House
Asheville NC
Address: 283 Victoria Rd., Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone: 828-253-9231
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday:10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Fees: Adult and child rates
Of Note: Local Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Allow: Two hours
Nearby: Biltmore Village, Biltmore Estate, Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Directions: From Pack Square take Biltmore Avenue south toward hospitals. Just before Memorial Mission Hospital, make a right onto Victoria Road.



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