Tour Asheville's oldest surviving home, built c 1840s, to learn about the growth and development of this area through the eyes of the people who lived in this house and on its grounds. Your tour includes entrance into our changing exhibit galleries. This fall, our galleries feature the exhibit "NC in the Great War," which explores North Carolina's role in World War I and includes information and artifacts related to the 1918 flu epidemic and the 19th amendment. To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, we are only open for timed, private, self-guided, pre-booked tours of the historic Smith-McDowell House and Western North Carolina exhibit rooms.
All visitors, staff, and volunteers are required to wear masks while inside the building.