The primary museum of general history in Buncombe County, with exhibits that reflect the pioneer history of Western North Carolina, interpreted in photos and artifacts from the Swannanoa Valley, east of Asheville. The Museum also offers many events that interpret the history of the area outside its walls. Monthly hikes explore high, hidden and historic places, and "Daycations" take people to places of interest throughout Western North Carolina.
This year the Swannanoa Valley Museum will hold is 5th annual Historic Haunted House Tour and invites you to experience this entrancing spectacle. The … more
Bring your children to the (kid-friendly) haunted museum for some treats and old-fashioned Halloween mask making. … more
Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum for an exclusive historic driving tour of the once thriving North Fork Valley community inside the protected City of … more
Join the museum for the final hike of the Swannanoa Rim Hike Series to the Garden of Eden. This rocky mountaintop is located one mile northwest of … more
The museum will host a moderate 4-mile long winter hike down this historic path, which was also used as a Native American trade route and later by … more
This is the first hike of the 2016 Swannanoa Rim Hike Series- a sequence of 11 monthly hikes that travel 31 miles across the highest and most historic … more