CALL ahead 828-632-6966 to let us know you are coming! Face coverings and temperature checks are required for entrance into the Lucas mansion and the Educational Complex. We look forward to seeing you! For larger groups, call to reserve your time slot!
Experience the Arts at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center
Housed in the historic Lucas Mansion, the Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center features a turn of the 20th century history museum, monthly art gallery exhibits, collections of gems and minerals, an extensive collection of antique dolls & toys, and Alexander County Visitor Center information. Plan your visit today!
From US 64 Bypass East (Taylorsville), turn on Old Mountain Road (Hiddenite). Go straight across intersection with flashing light, cross railroad tracks. The Lucas Mansion is located three blocks on the right.
The first floor of the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion features rooms restored to reflect turn of the 20th century life. Tours of the museum offer visitors an opportunity to experience this historic home as it might have been in Diamond Jim’s day, learning more about this local legend and Lucas Mansion namesake. Tours also offer additional information about local history and folklore!
Admission: $4.00 – Adults $3.00 – Senior Adults/Students Free for Members
Advance reservations requested for groups of 15 or more. Please call (828) 632-6966 to learn more about scheduling a group tour.
All other areas of the Lucas Mansion, including the Lucas Mansion Gallery, collections, and Alexander County Visitor Center are admission free!
New to the county or visiting the area?
We are located at 316 Hiddenite Church Rd in Hiddenite, NC just 3 blocks from Hwy 64 and only 5 miles E of Taylorsville.
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Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, Alexander County Government, Grassroots Grant of the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the Town of Taylorsville, and by the Friends of the Center membership program. The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.