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Old Toll Road 4WD Caravan to Camp Alice

June 1 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm


Join us for this popular 4-wheel drive caravan up the historic Old Toll Road to Camp Alice on Mt. Mitchell. Once a major tourist attraction, the “Old Toll Road” made the “apex of Appalachia accessible” for the cost of $1 per person. As many as 150 cars drove the road each day. The opening of the modern, paved Blue Ridge Parkway in 1939, which provided free access to Mount Mitchell, led to the road’s closure. Today, the remnants of the former toll road remain undisturbed and the lands around it, undeveloped. We will make stops for panoramic views and historical presentations.


Drivers – $50 for members or $75 for nonmembers who have a high-clearance 4WD vehicle. Your vehicle must get clearance from our trip leader prior to registering as a driver. Please contact us at info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org to get clearance. All drivers may bring ONE passenger at no cost and be willing to provide transportation for TWO other paying passengers. (Vehicles with less than 4 seats will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)

Passengers – $50 for members or $75 for nonmembers

We are very near capacity. Please call or email the Museum to inquire about attending as a driver.


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June 1
7:30 am - 4:30 pm


Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center
223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711