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Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center

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223 W. State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
828-669-9566 www.swannanoavalleymuseum.org

July 2020

Independence Day Sunset Fireworks Hike

Saturday, July 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Difficulty Rating: Moderate, 3 miles Cost: $40 for members, $55 for nonmembers, $30 under 18 Hike to the peak of Sunset Mountain,  enjoy an old-fashioned watermelon cutting, and then stay to watch the sun set and the fireworks explode over the town of Black Mountain. Hike leaders will share the history and vintage photographs of this most historic place. Bring: Bring your dinner, water for the hike, drinks, a flash light, poncho (just in case), camera, and warm clothes or…

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October 2020

Annual Haunted House Tours

Friday, October 23 @ 5:00 pm - Saturday, October 24 @ 9:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Details TBA.

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November 2020

Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – West

Saturday, November 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Exclusive historic driving tour of the west side of the Burnett Reservoir to explore part of the once thriving North Fork Valley community. The caravan will stop for participants to view the impressive chimney that was once part of a large boarding house where travelers on their way to Mt. Mitchell would stay before they began the ascent to the highest peak in eastern North America. The tour will also stop at the former entrance to Governor Zebulon Vance’s estate,…

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Seven Sisters Peak Hike

Saturday, November 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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The Seven Sisters peaks are a familiar sight from Lake Tomahawk. While the Seven Sisters span an expanse of only 3.5 miles, hiking up to and across the range is a strenuous, 9.5-mile distance. Along the way, hike leaders will share historical anecdotes about the peak’s nomenclature, social history, geography, and ecology. The hike has several panoramic views. This hike is recommended only for experienced hikers. Difficulty: Strenuous, 9.5 miles; This will be a daylong hike across all seven peaks.…

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