Transylvania County Parks and Recreation

The Silvermont Opportunity Center is now operated by the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department. The new site can reached at the link below

www.countyrec.org

History of the Silvermont Mansion

In 1902, Joseph and Elizabeth Silversteen moved to Transylvania County from Pennsylvania. They started a family and amassed their fortunes while residing in Transylvania County. They built the large 33-room colonial house with spacious grounds. After their death, through a gracious donation, the home remains as a gift to the citizens of Transylvania County.