Gertrude Smith House Living History Museum

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This historic 1903 Victorian home was built by merchant Jefferson Davis Smith of Greensboro. When he married Gertrude Gilmer of Mount Airy, they moved to Mount Airy and had seven children. Miss Gertrude Smith was the eldest and the last surviving sibling to live at home. She was an artist and an interior designer and left her decorative touches in the home place. Upon her death at age 90 in 1981, her bequest founded the Gilmer-Smith Foundation, willing that her home place become a living museum, and that the foundation would support exhibits and concerts to add cultural enrichment to the community. The historic home is on the National Register of Historic Places.

708 N. Main St.
Mount Airy, NC 27030

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336-786-6856 or 1-800-576-0231

Hours of Operation: (Year round) Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday,11:00am – 4:00pm. (Administrative offices at 615 North Main Street). School Groups and Tour groups by appointment.


Friends of Mountain History  |  2140 Emmas Grove Road, Fairview, NC 28730  |  828.712.8687