Welcome to the Historic Carson House!

We are currently closed for the winter season and will reopen on April 4, 2018!

Thank you for your continued support in 2017 and we hope that your family enjoys a wonderful holiday season.

If you need us in the interim to schedule an educational tour, book the Jubilee Arbor for an event, or any other reason, please email us

We'll see you again in 2018

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-storey 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:
Tickets are $7 per adult and children 12 and under are always free!

Hours:
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!

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Jubilee Arbor
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.

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