Western North Carolina Historical Association and Smith-McDowell House Museum [NC]
The Smith-McDowell House is located south of Asheville, NC, and is notable for its unusual brick construction. The house is a classic circa 1840 plantation home, and was most likely built using slave labor. Today, the house is on the National Register of Historic Places, and serves as both a museum of Western North Carolina and a historic house museum.
The site offers historical information about the house, visitor information, a listing of current and past exhibits, an online store, an events calendar, and educational resources including tour information and lesson plans. Visitors to the site should note that the website appears to be under construction, and some of the features, such as the store and educational information, are not currently working.