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“North Carolina Homespun Museum”
Review of Grovewood Village

Grovewood Village
Ranked #10 of 217 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Experience Asheville's historic arts and crafts destination. Located adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn, this site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, an Arts and Crafts enterprise founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale. Today, the 11-acre property - listed on the National Register of Historic Places - is home to Grovewood Gallery, working artist studios, Golden Fleece restaurant, the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum, and Asheville's only antique car museum. PLEASE NOTE: Our 2 museums are closed during the winter months of January - March. Grovewood Gallery and Golden Fleece restaurant are open year-round. Grovewood Village has no admission fees, and free parking is available on-site.
Reviewed March 18, 2014

This museum is attached to the Groovewood Gallery Museum. It's an one room museum about the early 1900's fabric industry of the Biltmore Industries owned by George Vanderbuilt.

A visiter wil encounter different types of machinery for turning cotton/wool into clothing. Some machines are early Scotttish Flyshutter loom, a set of machines for the loom, a Bobbin thread length counter & a spinning wheel. Also are weight scales, a 1917 time clock, a Biltmore early 1900's cash register, selves of design weaving fabric-from the 20's up to the 70's. There are woman's dress suits and vjackets.

If a visitor wants to learn about the 1900's fabris industry, this museum is a good place to start. A visit probably will last only 30 minutes. The woman over looking the museum was very knowledgeable about all the machinery and answered & explained all my questions. She explained that most wool came fromk Scotland, New Zealand & Australia. The Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum is about 30 yards away.

Hours: April-December.
Monday-Saturday 10:00-5:00.
Sunday. 11:00-5:00/.

Winter Hours;

January-March- Closed.

No admission.

I recommend a visit.

Jack. L., Syracuse, New York.

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

So many unique items from pottery to jewelry to wood furniture and wall hangings. Something for everyone to browse through and if one desires purchase.

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

I bought several items in the gem store that were unique and well priced. Bought a clock from the clock store and a hand made wool hat.

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Grovewood Gallery is the one place that I always want to be sure we bring guest form out of town. I know they will love it and I never tire of seeing the collections. It offers everything from small jewelry to large furniture, every bit superbly grafted. I have a hard time believing I'm not in a museum.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Very nice gallery, beautiful and interesting historical buildings add to the understanding of the Biltmore influence.

Thank Mary M
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