About the Historical Society

The Allison-Deaver House 2015 Season 

Friday, October 2, 2015

 Annual Membership Meeting

6:00 p.m.

Transylvania County Library, Rogow Room

Join us for dinner, music, fellowship and a photo review of the bicentennial year.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Family Storytelling Event

5:30 p.m.

Allison-Deaver House Barn

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The 200th Birthday Celebration on July 25th was a huge success with about 1,000 people attending, 18 period artisans and crafters, music by Carolina Blue, tours of the house, delicious food by Mayberry Restaurant, birthday cake and ice cream.

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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