The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Historic
Johnson Farm

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Historic Johnson Farm

    The Historic Johnson Farm originally was the home of a wealthy tobacco farmer, Oliver Moss. Construction began in 1876 and was completed by 1880, handmade entirely of bricks fired on site from French Broad River mud. Over the years various outbuildings were added, including a tool shed and blacksmith shop, barn, boarding house and cottage. In 1913 Sallie Leverett Johnson inherited the farmHistoric Johnson Farm, pen & ink drawing by Lee James Pantas, a new era began and the farm was operated as farm and summer boarding home for tourists.
    Historic Johnson Farm is a non-profit education center and farm museum for area school children and the community. It features an 1880's home, a barn loft museum, 10 historic buildings, animals, nature trails, and 15 acres of fields, forest and streams. It is owned and administered by the Henderson County Board of Education and operates today as a community museum and heritage center, with guided tours available for visitors. Especially suitable for children.

Website: Historic Johnson Farm
Location:
Hendersonville NC
Address: 3346 Haywood Road, (Route 191), Hendersonville, NC 28791
Telephone: 828-891-6585
Hours: September-May: Tuesday-Friday. Tours for public at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; June-August Tuesday -Thursday
Fees: Tours: Adult, student and child rates
Allow: Two hours
Of Note: Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Nearby: Mountain Farm & HomeMuseum, Carl Sandburg Home
Directions: From Hendersonville take Haywood Road (Rt. 191) north four miles. From Asheville take Highway 280 West past the airport and turn left onto Highway 191 in Mills River.

 

 

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