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Smith-McDowell House

283 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

This 1840 brick mansion was the home of William Wallace McDowell. McDowell organized the Buncombe Rifleman North Carolina Volunteers Company E, the first Confederate troops in western North Carolina. The house is restored with period rooms and special history exhibits. Also on the grounds is the Buncombe County Civil War Memorial, which lists the names of the 553 Union and Confederate soldiers from Buncombe County who died during the war.


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From I-40 take exit 50 toward downtown Asheville. Proceed 0.5 mile and stay right as road forks. Proceed 1 mile. Turn left on Victoria Road. The museum is 0.5 mile down Victoria Road on the right-hand side.

Visitor Services

Information, handicapped access, gift shop, museum.

Regular Events

May, Heritage Alive Fair; mid-November-mid-January, Victorian Christmas Celebration.

Available Interpretation

Guided tours (last tour begins at 3pm)

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $8.00, children $4.00, children under 8 free


Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Sunday: 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.



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