Swannanoa Valley Museum

  • 223 West State Street
  • Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Phone: 828-669-9566
  • Region: Black Mountain

Swannanoa Valley Museum has served the western North Carolina community since 1989 as Buncombe County’s primary museum of general local history. The Museum is located at 223 W. State Street in Black Mountain, in the former Black Mountain Fire House, designed and built in 1921 by Richard Sharp Smith, supervising architect at the Biltmore Estate. The nuseum also hosts hikes year-round.  Our popular hikes provide an experiential way to learn about the social, cultural, and natural history of the Valley while making new friends. The museum offers two monthly hiking series as well as other excursions.

Types of Tours: Guided and self guided tours of the museum available. Monthly special events, see website for current list. Allow 1-2 hours for group visit.
Group Policies: Discounts availabe for groups of 20 or more.  Reservation required at least one day in advance.   
Days & Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm   
Miles from Downtown Asheville: 20 minutes   

As the local experts in Asheville, the ACVB would welcome the opportunity to source your overnight room needs and help you plan the perfect itinerary! Please contact us at 800-257-5583.

  • Admission Charge
  • Rates - Inexpensive/Budget
  • Reservations Required for Groups
Attraction Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Handicap Accessibility
Discounts & Packages
  • Discount - Children Free with Parents
Group Tour/Motorcoach
  • Tour Group Greeter
  • Tour Guide Available (Free)