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

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 Town of Catawba
Historical Museum

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

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Dr. Q.M. Little House, home of the Town of Catawba Historical Museum

Catawba is one of the oldest towns between Salisbury and Asheville, having been selected as an early railroad station. Trains ran to the town before the War Between the States, beginning about 1859. The museum opened to the public in 2003 to present the history of the region, including the impact of the railroad.

The museum is housed in the oldest brick building in Catawba, the Dr. Q. M. Little House built around 1873. This Federal-style building, which contains five rooms of unique local history and a room dedicated to the National Little Family Archives, features a two-tier porch, exterior stairway, six front doors and vintage handmade brick construction. The museum is maintained by the Town of Catawba Historical Society. Nearby is the Catawba Historic District, where visitor may enjoy a walking tour of the that features brick-detailed commercial buildings, homes and churches dating from the 1860s.

Website: Town of Catawba Historical Museum
Catawba, NC
Distance: 1 hour and 30 minutes from Asheville
Address: 101 First Street S.W.
Telephone: 828-241-4077
Hours: Call for hours
Fees: None
Allow: 1 hour
Directions: From Asheville take 1-40 East to Exit 138.Take NC10, Oxford School Road south to Catawba.




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