Situated on a spacious, shady knoll only three blocks from downtown Waynesville, The Shelton House has a rich and vibrant history. The first property in Haywood County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Charleston style farmhouse was constructed beginning in 1875 for Stephen Jehu Shelton and his wife, Mahala Conley Shelton.

Today, the Shelton House museum, barn and the grounds recall the rural origins of the town and stand as a prominent representative of late nineteenth century agrarian prosperity in Haywood County and encompasses and promotes Western North Carolina History, Heritage, and Crafts.

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The Location

Shelton House

PO Box 145

49 Shelton Street

Waynesville NC 28786

Special Events -Open year-round.

Museum open April 1 through October  28 2023, Thursday – Saturday, 10am-3pm. Tours begin on the hour from 10-2. Purchase tickets at the Gift Shop.


Group Tours

Join us for guided tours and field trips at the Shelton House and grounds.


Special Event Booking

The historic Shelton House grounds and barn provide an inviting venue for a wide variety of events.

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