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Historic Carson House

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Historic Carson House

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cheesecakeking wrote a review May 2020
Marion, North Carolina31 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place for history buffs to spend an afternoon! Picturesque location surrounded by the Catawba River and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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podrozniczka60 wrote a review Mar 2020
New Jersey12,815 contributions3,191 helpful votes
This historic 1793 house was the home of Col. John Carson and it served also as the McDowell County courthouse at the county's creation in 1842. The Carson House also was as a stagecoach inn and local social center. Many famous visitors stayed here. It is truly surprising that such a modest structure can be connected to so much local history. Since 1970 it is listed on National Register of Historic Places and is a part of the NC Civil War Trail. The visit to this nowadays museum is guided in exceptionally detailed and informative way.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Wendy W wrote a review Nov 2019
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Just visited the Carson House a couple of days ago. Fascinating tour. The evolution of the house itself-from 2 cabins and the large Carson and McDowell family histories were covered. The civil war soldiers that ransacked the place and the family’s attempts to thwart them. The Carson’s role in government. The invaluable role of slaves and the freed slaves that stayed on after the war. Just a few fascinating topics that were covered. Very knowledgeable tour guide. AMAZING value. Probably not good for small kids though.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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submom3 wrote a review Oct 2019
Marion, North Carolina6 contributions
If you want an outdoor venue for a wedding or celebration this is the place. It’s beautiful, historic and budget friendly. Our wedding was perfect... best of all our labrador approved. She was in the wedding.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Glamping wrote a review Sep 2019
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We took our grand kids ages 13 to 5. They were all engaged with Ms. Murry our guide who spoke of the Carsons as a family down the road. They were curious about Mr. Carson's relationship with his slaves. Ms. Murry was very detailed about how the family lived before and after the Civil War. We were captivated for over an hour!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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