283 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
Smith-McDowell House Museum is Asheville's oldest surviving dwelling and is in the registry of National Historic Properties. It is also the oldest brick structure in Buncombe county.
The 4-story mansion was built on a plantation south of Asheville approximately twenty years before the Civil War. The Smith-McDowell house is one of the most beautiful and opulent homes in the area and was built in the Victorian tradition. Take a tour of the home and see some of the architecture wonders; from the brick walls that are 12 to 20 inches thick to the original floor's mantles, window frames, and door frames dating from the 1840s.