a history museum and archive

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We are the primary museum of general local history in Buncombe County. We mount at least one major temporary exhibition annually and continually enhance our permanent Swannanoa Valley history exhibit.

Hours and Admission

  Museum Hours:   March – December Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm January – February Saturday  10am – 5pm ADMISSIONSuggested Donation of $5.00 ACCESSIBILITYThe first floor houses our traveling …


223 West State Street, Black Mountain

We are located in a former fire house, designed and built in 1921 by Richard Sharp Smith, supervising architect at the Biltmore Estate.

Contact Us

223 West State Street (physical)
PO Box 306 (mailing)
Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828) 669-9566