Candlelight Tours of the Historic Carson House will be held on December 7 and 8, 2019 from 6-8 pm each evening.
There is no charge for McDowell County Residents.
The McDowell High Chorus will be singing traditional Christmas songs as you enjoy refreshments in the Jubilee Arbor. Tours will be given by trained guides and docents who will share stories about the Carsons and other families who settled here in the western frontier that we now call McDowell County.
Welcome to the Historic Carson House!
Located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Marion North Carolina, the Historic Carson House is a moment frozen in time, a testimony to the history of McDowell County NC and beyond.
Built in the late 1700's, the two-story mansion offers a delightful walk through the Carson family's experience in the Revolutionary War, Native American struggles, the Civil War, the North Carolina Gold Rush, the political/economic climate of the times, slavery and plantation life.
Visit the Carson House
Tickets are $7 per adult and children 12 and under are always free!
We are open for the season April through November.
Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last tour leaves at 3:00 p.m.)
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (last tour leaves at 4 p.m.)
No appointments necessary!
The Jubilee Arbor at the Historic Carson House was finished in 2015 and is an educational and community event space. Built in the same style as a community meeting house of the 19th century, the beautiful beams and classic design make this a stunning location for school picnics and weddings alike.