About the Historical Society

The Allison-Deaver House 2015 Season opens May 16.


New! Sunday Front Porch Speaker Series

Allison-Deaver House

Sunday, May 17 2:00 p.m.

The Cherokees

Dr. Keith Parker, Society President Emeritus, author and expert on the Cherokee, will lead off the series.

The earliest known or identified Transylvanians were the Cherokee. What happened? Where did they go (or stay)? What did they leave behind? Who was here before them and what did they leave?

Bring a chair, invite a neighbor, enjoy Transylvania’s most historic park.


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Join us for the 200th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, July 25, 2015!

If you haven’t toured the Allison-Deaver House recently, come enjoy the beautiful grounds and view all the new furniture additions to the house.  Our docents tell the story of the Allison-Deaver House to educate our visitors of the rich history of the house and of Transylvania County, preserving it for generations to come. An easy side trip when exploring Pisgah National Forest (PNF) or the Blue Ridge Parkway; the Allison-Deaver House is located at the junction of highways 280, 64 & 276 next to the entrance to PNF and Forest Gate shopping center.

Preserving the cultural and architectural heritage of Transylvania County.
~ Research ~ Restoration ~ Documentation ~ Interpretation ~

Allison-Deaver House

Allison-Deaver House

The Allison-Deaver House dates from 1815 and is believed to be the oldest standing frame house in Western North Carolina. It is owned by The Transylvania County Historical Society and is open for visitors May 16th  through October 18th, Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 1-4 and by special appointment.

The Allison-Deaver House is located near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, NC at
2753 Asheville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768  (view map)

Open Hours: Tours are Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 1-4 beginning May 16th through October 18th except when there is a festival in downtown Brevard, NC.


The Society also owns the 1872 McGaha Chapel in Cedar Mountain, which is only open by appointment.

Call our office and leave a message for appointments – 828-884-5137.

MaGaha Chapel, Cedar Mountain, NC

MaGaha Chapel, Cedar Mountain, NC




Transylvania County Historical Society
P.O. Box 2061, Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 884-5137
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Upcoming Events
  • May 23, 2015Allison-Deaver House Closed For Tours
  • May 24, 2015Allison-Deaver House Closed For Tours
  • May 30, 2015Allison-Deaver House Open For Tours
  • May 31, 2015Allison-Deaver House Open For Tours
  • June 6, 2015Allison-Deaver House Open For Tours
  • June 7, 2015Allison-Deaver House Open For Tours
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