Not a lot of hoopla or advertising, so easy to miss this little gem. You won't likely find crowds here - The Smith-McDowell House Museum is a quiet and uncrowded place to take in Asheville's history. Be sure and be on the look out for special events and lectures that are held at the Smith McDowell House Museum, particularly around Civil War history. Within walking distance - on top of the hill and also on the AB-Tech campus, is the Fernihurst Mansion and although used as offices, it is free and parts are open to the public for viewing. Many special events are held there, such as the Christmas Lighting on the Green, annual Asheville Bread Festival and more.
If you are looking for a convenient place to stay, Oakland Cottage B&B is just around the corner, so an easy walk to the AB-Tech campus, Smith McDowell House museum, and the Fernihurst Mansion.
|Parlour at The Smith-McDowell House Museum|
|Dining Room at The Smith-McDowell House Museum|
|Depiction of a mid-19th century kitchen at the Smith-McDowell House Museum|