Historic Carson House

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Historic Carson House

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  • Seasons - April-November with special events in December
  • Hours - Wed-Sat 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 2-5 pm


  • 1805 US Hwy. 70 W.

    Marion,   NC   28752


The house served as a stagecoach stop, was the site of a skirmish at the end of the Civil War and was home to three generations of Carsons and 68 slaves. The beautifully preserved three-story upcountry plantation house and barn are home to excellent collections of period furniture, quilts and coverlets, paintings, glassware, china, pottery and Civil War memorabilia. The "Bondage and Resistance" exhibit room details the slave experience in Western North Carolina, and a genealogical library is available for public use.

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1805 US Hwy. 70 W.
Marion NC 28752


Latitude: 35° 41' 28.6794" / Longitude: -82° 3' 28.8"

Special Directions:

Exit 85 off I-40, north on US 221 to US 70, west on US 70 or Exit 73 off I-40, north on Catawba Avenue toward downtown Old Fort, right on US 70 East.

Carson House is between Marion and Old Fort on US 70 beside Tom Johnson’s Camping Center.

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