Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center 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 museum 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 are available. Monthly special events, see website for current list. Allow 1-2 hours for group visit.
Days & Hours of Operation:Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm Seasonally; Check website for details
From Downtown Asheville: 20 minutes