Shook Museum at the Shook-Smathers House

Some time around 1795, Jacob Shook built a three-story cabin now known as the Shook-Smathers House in Clyde. Many claim that it is the oldest standing frame-built house in Western North Carolina. The Shook House hosted regular worship services and singing and music lessons in the third-floor attic before a church was built nearby. The cabin hosted the traveling Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury, a major influence on the region and spreader of Methodism.

For information and tours please call Haywood County Historical and Geneological Society 828-564-1044


Group Attractions, Group Friendly Things to Do, Museums


178 Morgan Street, Clyde NC, 28721


(877) 620-2300

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