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Smith-McDowell House Museum

283 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801-4817
+1 828-253-9231
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Decided to stop in on the way home for a self-guided quick tour (per the brochure).However an hour... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
SouthernGirl28
,
Knoxville
Great history lesson

Sister/mom trip. Made it as a side stop on the way home before leaving Asheville. The tour guide... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Hopper30134
,
Carrollton, Georgia
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283 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801-4817
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Decided to stop in on the way home for a self-guided quick tour (per the brochure).However an hour and a half later, we finished with a one on one guided tour that took us to each room and explained the unusual mix-up of decor in...More

Thank SouthernGirl28
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Sister/mom trip. Made it as a side stop on the way home before leaving Asheville. The tour guide was friendly and well informed. Very interesting details about time period and inhabitants of the house. Only wish we had been left to wander and look more...More

Thank Hopper30134
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This tour was self-guided, however, there was a gentleman there to answer questions, get us oriented to the home and start a short video to prep us for the tour. There were some original artifacts but not too much to see that stuck with me...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place is not advertised enough.The guide was very nice and answered questions. The signs to get there are very sparse.You go through a college campus to get there. It is the oldest mansion in Asheville and worth seeing, but it depends on how many...More

Thank outdoorfun2016
SmithMcDowell, Manager at Smith-McDowell House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2016

The staff and volunteers at the Smith-McDowell House would like to thank this member for their review. We do recognize that our location presents unique challenges for us to get our name out to potential visitors. We have begun to implement new strategies to expose...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Excellent docent..a walk through North Carolina history...the rooms are furnished to reflect the period of time and the use of the room..I asked so many questions and received insightful information about Asheville and its evolving history including the Civil War period.More

Thank diane f
SmithMcDowell, Manager at Smith-McDowell House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

The staff and volunteers at the Smith-McDowell House would like to thank this member for their lovely review. We are glad that we were successful in presenting the history of this house and the Asheville area. We would like to invite everyone to visit us...More

Reviewed 15 July 2016

The first brick house built in Asheville/Buncombe County, so it is also the oldest house. We were immediately engaged by the knowledgeable docents and fascinated by the breadth of the history in this one house! Since we had our baby granddaughter with us, we were...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We watched a short video then were able to explore the house. The guides were always nearby to answer questions. This tour would also be nice for elementary aged children as you can actually touch and handle some of the items on display.

Thank amymreich
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This was a fantastic house museum experience! This is a house full of local historical significance, and though it is self-guided, the people working in the house were exceptionally knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. They've done a wonderful hob of interpreting the house through...More

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Lovely and relevent to this part of the country. A peek into life many years ago. Beautiful grounds.

Thank CatJordan
Reviewed 28 January 2016

For people that likes USA's history. Small with a good guide. Very interesting and surprising. For familys and others. I like history of USA and I loved.

1  Thank Pricorbet
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Morgan W
how long does it usually take to tour this museum?
21 April 2015|
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Response from SmithMcDowell | Property representative |
Allow an hour at least for the tour. A docent will prepare you with a short video and general directions about the house. Each room is labeled with the decade that it interprets and there is text at each room to describe... More
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