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Historic home in McDowell County

The retired teacher who gave us the tour was a wealth of information. Her family has resided in the... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Nicole N
Wealth of knowledge in local history

Was really shocked at the amount of history the walls of this house experienced. the guide was very... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
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1805 Highway 70 West, Marion, NC 28752
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

The retired teacher who gave us the tour was a wealth of information. Her family has resided in the county for many generations. I highly recommend this house/tour for anyone interested in NC history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nicole N
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Was really shocked at the amount of history the walls of this house experienced. the guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Well worth a visit. Note it is not open everyday so check schedule before you visit. $7 fee per person but well worth the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TWoodbury
Reviewed September 11, 2017

This was an interesting place to visit to learn about local history...and surprisingly, the influence of the families who lived here on history outside of the local region. In addition to the interesting aspects of the construction of the house itself, our guide added a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

I had never heard of the Carson house until I was traveling thru the area and happened upon it. Since I am interested in history, I had to stop in. The guide was full of knowledge about the house and family history. It was a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank NeedMoreWine
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Step back into the 1860's and imagine the skirmish between federal troops and Confederate defenders in the exact spot you are standing.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank PAUL M
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

While we were here the Carson family was having a reunion, but they weren't touring the house when we got there. The tour guide took my husband and I on a complete tour of the home even though it was only the 2 of us....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Sandra D
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Amanda was a wonderful tour guide, so full of knowledge. We have visited a lot of old homes and yet learned some new things here. The furniture and other pieces are very good, some originals. We thought this was a gem.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank juliabV8657PF
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

I attended the Christmas candlelight tour with my mother and two daughters at the Carson house this December. It was absolutely wonderful. I learned so much about the history of not only the house, but also of McDowell County. If you have not been here,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed November 8, 2016

This house is filled with history from North Carolina to the White House. Lots of famous people passed by here or stayed here. there is a lot to learn from the very informative host that takes you through the house and regales you with all...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Peggy F
Reviewed October 27, 2016

I had never heard of this place until we were in the area and rode by. I'm so glad we decided to stop in. Our tour guide was great and full of info. So full of history!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jteague1
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