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Silvermont Museum Tours

In January of 2011, after an eighteen month restoration, the second floor of Silvermont was opened as a museum, reflecting the era and lifestyle of the Silversteen family. The Museum is open for public tours on the 3rd Friday of each month from March to October. Additionally, private tours can be arranged at other times by calling (828)884-3166.

Silvermont Estate Amenities

The Silvermont Mansion and eight acre estate was willed to Transylvania County to operate as a public park under the control of the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department. Silvermont Oportunity Center is just one of the functions of the Silvermont Park and Mansion Complex operated by Transylvania County.

The park includes the following amenities:

  • Silvermont Mansion: The first floor is available for rental. The 1800 square foot area contains a kitchen, restrooms, and meeting rooms There is seating for approximately 60 people inside.
  • The Silvermont Museum (see above for more information).
  • Educational Gardens behind the the mansion that are constructed and maintained by the NC Cooperative Extension Department Master Gardener Volunteers. These include a woodland garden, monarch way station, & raised herb & vegetable gardens.
  • Tennis Courts: Three tennis courts with asphalt surface.
  • Basketball: Two lighted outdoor basketball courts with a concrete surface (4 goals).
  • Walking/Nature Trail: 3/4 mile gravel path around the perimeter of the property.
  • Picnic Shelter: The 20 x 20 square foot shelter contains six tables and is available on a first-come-first serve basis.
  • Parking: There are 60 paved parking spaces.

Directions to Silvermont Park & Mansion

Rental Information

*** Note: Rentals are handled by Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department ***

The mansion is available to rent to residents at at rate of $25 per hour or $200 per day (8:00am-10:00pm) with a $100.00 refundable deposit. The non-resident rate is $35.00 per hour or $300.00 per day with a $100.00 refundable deposit.

To view the lease agreement (including park and facility rules) please CLICK HERE.