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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!

The Lucas Mansion


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.

Directions from Google Maps

Lucas Mansion Museum Tour Information

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!

$6.00 – Adults
$5.00 – Senior Adults/Students

Free for children under five
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!

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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.

Click below to request information or plan your visit.

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