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Asheville Art Museum

Asheville Art Museum

Asheville Art Museum

2 South Pack Square
Asheville
NC  28801
(828) 253-3227
Hours:
Sunday: 1:00p - 5:00p
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p

The Asheville Art Museum was established by artists and was incorporated in 1948. It is a non-profit organization and is the only organization providing cultural and educational experience for visitors.

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aSHEville Museum

aSHEville Museum

35 Wall Street
AshevilleNC  28801
(828) 785-5722
Hours:
Sunday - Monday: 11:00a - 5:00p
Thursday: 11:00a - 5:00p Friday - Saturday: 11:00a - 6:00p

 

The aSHEville Museum is the first women's cultural museum in the southeast United States. It is located near the Grove Arcade

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Asheville Pinball Museum

Asheville Pinball Museum

Asheville Pinball Museum

1 Battle Square, Suite 1A
Asheville
NC  28801
(828) 776-5671
Hours: 
Wednesday - Friday:  2:00p – 9:00p
Saturday: 12:00p – 9:00p 
Sunday:  1:00p – 6:00p

Asheville Pinball Museum is located across the street from the Grove Arcade. The pinball machines ranging from 1966 to 2014. There is an admission fee but you can play over 20 machines for as long as you like. Also several of the pinball marchines are for sale.

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Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum (at Grovewood Village)

Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum (at Grovewood Village)

Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum (at Grovewood Village)


Temporarily closed due to Covid-19
111 Grovewood Road
AshevilleNC  28804
(828) 232-8353
Hours: 
Monday - Saturday: 10:00a - 5:30p
Sunday: 11:00a - 5:00p

Temporarily closed due to Covid-19

Closed January through March, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day


Free admission

Located in the heart of Grovewood Village, this humble one-room museum tells the fascinating story of Biltmore Industries. Learn how this Arts and Crafts enterprise - originally backed by Edith Vanderbilt - grew from a small start as a craft education program to become one of the largest producers of handwoven wool in the world. The museum showcases an antique 4-harness loom and memorabilia such as letters, artifacts, and photographs depicting highlights from the active years of the industry.
 

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Black Mountain College Museum & Art Center

Black Mountain College Museum & Art Center

Black Mountain College Museum & Art Center

56 Broadway Street
AshevilleNC  28801
(828) 350-8484
Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 11:00a - 5:00p

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Colburn Earth Science Museum

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Colburn Earth Science Museum

2 North Pack Square
Asheville
NC  28801
(828) 254-7162

Hours:
Sunday: 1:00p - 5:00p
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p

The Colburn Earth Science Museum provides education through hands on exhibits.

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Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum (at Grovewood Village)

Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum (at Grovewood Village)

Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum (at Grovewood Village)

111 Grovewood Road
AshevilleNC  28804
(828) 253-2698
Hours: 
Friday - Sunday: 10:00a - 5:00p

Closed January through March, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day

Free Admission

A popular attraction at Grovewood Village is the Antique Car Museum, established in 1966 by Harry Blomberg - Asheville’s Cadillac-Pontiac dealer for over half a century and founder of modern day "Harry’s on the Hill". The museum is home to several antique and vintage automobiles that Harry and his dealership had come to own over time, including a rare 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (only 400 made) and Asheville’s own 1922 American LaFrance fire truck.

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Grovewood Gallery

Grovewood Gallery

Grovewood Gallery

111 Grovewood Road
AshevilleNC  28804
(828) 253-7651
Hours:
January - March
Monday - Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p
Sunday: 11:00a - 5:00p                                 

April - December
Monday - Saturday: 10:00a - 6:00p
Sunday: 11:00a - 5:00p

As you enter the rustic iron gate at Grovewood you will discover the art, craft, history, and Old World charm.This historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries. It is on 11-acres and now houses artists studios, sculpture garden, the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum and Asheville's only antique car museum.

Leisurely walk and enjoy the beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens. Visit a working artist's studio and discover a collection of rare automobiles from years past.

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Smith-McDowell House

Smith-McDowell House

Smith-McDowell House

283 Victoria Road
AshevilleNC  28801
(828) 253-9231
Hours: 
Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00a - 4:00p
Sunday: 12:00p - 4:00p

Smith-McDowell House Museum is Asheville's first mansion and the oldest surviving house as well as the oldest brick structure in Buncombe county. The Smith-McDowell house is one of the most beautiful and opulent homes in the area.

The house was built in the 1840s. It is a blend of architectural styles dating from its original 1840 construction and additions completed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The floor plan is typical of the Adam style, better known as the Federal style in America. It was built as a five-bay mansion with a double-tiered front porch supported by twelve slender fluted columns. Each three-bay end wall has a pair of interior chimneys. The brick walls are 12 to 20 inches thick. The interior of the house contains much of the original Greek Revival woodwork. the second floor's mantels, window frames, and door frames are original, dating from the 1840s. A one-story semicircular sunroom was added to the southern end wall in the late 1880s.

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Southern Appalachian Radio Museum

Southern Appalachian Radio Museum

Southern Appalachian Radio Museum

340 Victoria Road (Elm Building Room 315 at AB Tech Campus))
AshevilleNC  28801
(828) 298-1847
Hours:

The Southern Appalachian Radio Museum is located in the Elm Building Room 315 at AB Tech Campus. The Southern Appalachian Radio Museum exhibits range from Atwater Kent, Philco, Silvertone, Edison phonographs, Crosley, Hammarlund, Harvey Wells, test instruments, spark gap transmitters, keys, ancient QSL cards and more!

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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Blue Ridge Parkway (Milepost 382)
AshevilleNC  28805
(828) 298-7928
Hours:
January – March:  Monday - Sunday: 9:00a -  5:00p
April – December:  Monday - Sunday: 9:00a - 6:00p
Closed:  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years

The Folk Art Center is home to the Southern Highland Craft Guild. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Folk Center features traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians. There are many one of a kind handmade items for sale. There are also daily craft demonstrations and visitors are invited to watch the artists create their pieces and talk about their craft.

Free Admission and Free Parking

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Thomas Wolfe House

Thomas Wolfe House

Thomas Wolfe House

52 North Market Street
AshevilleNC  28801
(828) 253-8304
Hours:
 
Thomas Wolfe is best know for his autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel.

Because Thomas Wolfe's writing of his memories growing up in the boarding house were so frank and realistic his book Look Homeward, Angel was banned from Asheville's public library for more than 7 years when it was first printed.