The tour features MOUNTAIN LODGE c1827, Beaumont c1839 and Saluda Cottages c1836. All three homes and properties are beautiful examples of the estates built by Charlestonians in the early 19th century while establishing Flat Rock as their summer enclave. Flat Rock would become known as “The Little Charleston of the Mountains.” Through the efforts of Historic Flat Rock Inc, in 1973 the United States Department of the Interior placed on the National Register of Historic Places Flat Rock, 4000 acres encompassing 6.25 square miles. This designation is the largest in the State of North Carolina and further recognized by the North Carolina and the State Historic Preservation Office.
The roads you are driving down were originally put in place in the early 1820’s and many historical gardens and plantings are along them. Also remember to stop by the Old Post Office Building c 1847, located at the Flat Rock Village Center which is home to the Historic Flat Rock, Inc. Cultural Center and Museum.
Homes open at 10:00AM and will close at 4:00PM. We strongly suggest you begin the tour prior to 1:00PM in order to visit all three stops. The houses are not handicapped accessible, and we ask visitors to wear flat-heeled, comfortable shoes, both to protect the original floors inside the homes and for visitor comfort while walking on uneven terrain. No children under 10 are allowed on the tour.
TICKETS are $35.00 if purchased in advance, and $40.00 when purchased at any of the homes on tour day. Tickets will be sold online beginning May 1st at Historicflatrockinc.com or by visiting the Historic Flat Rock, Inc. Cultural Center and Museum on Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm, in the Historic Flat Rock Old Post Office located on Greenville Hwy next to the Flat Rock Village Hall. Parking is available at the Flat Rock Village Hall.
Additional ticket sales will be available starting June 1 at the following locations
HENDERSONVILLE, NC TRAVEL & TOURISM
THE WRINKLED EGG in Flat Rock, NC
Parking is available at each house, and carpool parking is available at the Flat Rock NC Village Hall.
Home tours are not Handicapped Accessible.
No children under 10.