Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center has served the western North Carolina community since 1989 as Buncombe County’s primary museum of general, local history.

Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

Please call (828) 669-9566 or email info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org to schedule a visit outside normal operating hours.

Admission by Donation
$5.00 Suggested – Members, Students, Children Free

Events continue year around.


The history of the region is interpreted in a unique collection of photos and artifacts from the Swannanoa Valley that relate the history of the settlement not only of the Swannanoa Valley, but also of Buncombe County, Asheville, and western North Carolina.

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 Swannanoa Valley Museum is a 501c3 non-profit; donations are tax-deductible.

Swannanoa Valley Museum