Smith-McDowell House Museum

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Smith-McDowell House Museum

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Stephanie D
Atlanta, GA1,184 contributions
Just an OK experience -- wish it could have been better.
May 2021
I thought the house was lovely and very interesting but was VERY disappointed that this was a self-guided tour. This was not noted on the website and when I called for info, I was led to believe that the tour would be guided. Again -- the house is well taken care of and the brochure helped explain things but still I was disappointed. While we were in Asheville we also toured the Thomas Wolfe House and that tour was worth the money and made the house come alive.
Written June 4, 2021
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363Dan-Dundon
Jacksonville, FL114 contributions
Informative
Oct 2019 • Couples
If you’ve ever wanted to have a tour guide who answered all your questions, you’ll love this house. The tour guides not only know their history, they are more than willing to take the time to answer your questions. If you like local history, you will enjoy this visit.
Written October 16, 2019
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Ann M
Asheville, NC11 contributions
Very nice house
Sep 2019 • Couples
This house has alot of history & nice period furnishings. If you have an hour I would highly recommend it.
Written September 4, 2019
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dwightdivine@yahoo.com
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Wwonderful time in Asheville !!!!
Nov 2018 • Couples
My husband I were in Asheville for 5 days. We had a wonderful time. We used the tour trolley for two days so we could find our away around. We also used the vistors center and jthe staff had a lot of great tips. We went to Biltmore at night when it was decorated for Christmas. I would advise paying extra for the voice guided tour. I would have not known where I was in house if we did not use it. 12 bones was so good. I think if we were in town longer we would have gone back for more. We tried to get some pizza but were not successful in picking a good place. The art distirct was amazing. we spoke to Stephen St. Claire and his wife. What nice people!!
Written August 1, 2019
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snelsn
15 contributions
Experience the History of the Area with Genuine Home and Artifacts
Jun 2019
The oldest standing home in WNC. In a little more than 1 hours you can see and learn much about the history of the Asheville area. Very knowledgeable hosts greeted us with an overview before our self guided tour. Look for the 1840s map of the United States on the wall in one of the rooms.
Written June 5, 2019
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darceyrose
Hendersonville, NC17 contributions
Surprisingly Enjoyable
Feb 2018 • Friends
This is a place I'd like to revisit at some time. I appreciated the history and information; the smells of old things, the interior designs and colors.....worth the visit for a morning adventure followed by a nice lunch in downtown Asheville.
Written January 26, 2019
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Harry76F
Doylestown, PA34 contributions
Historical Site
Aug 2018 • Couples
It was very interesting about the people who lived in the house to present date. Admission price was fine. The woman giving the tour was very knowledgeable.
Written August 29, 2018
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Mountains75
Leicester21 contributions
Step Back in Time
Jun 2017 • Couples
This is an interesting place to visit if you like the past and the many different ways people lived and survived in a much less blessed time.
Written March 3, 2018
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vacationmom56
Atlanta, GA206 contributions
Worth a Quick Visit if You Like Historical Homes
Jan 2018 • Friends
We enjoyed our short tour of this local historical landmark and would recommend the self-guided tour if you have an extra half hour. Our friendly, knowledgeable docent walked with us through some of the home and shared additional tidbits of history, which was unexpected and very interesting. She is a local Ashevillian and takes pride in the area. The fee is $9 for adults but students are free. Expensive considering that this is just a tour of a small home, but it keeps the doors open and aids in preserving a piece of Asheville's heritage.
Written January 16, 2018
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Riboild
Hickory, NC25 contributions
Well worth the price of admission and tour was very informative
Nov 2017 • Couples
Me and my wife had a great time and were very well informed during visit. There were several rooms that displayed vastly different periods of furnishings. The tour guide's name escapes me, but was an older fellow but was very historically versed. Even though we were the only couple there at opening time, we spent nearly an hour and a half. Saying such, we went through the whole house and got to see every nook and cranny. The pieces of furniture varied greatly between each room, but even though, the guide was able to give a bit of history on each.
Written November 9, 2017
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