Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center's Lucas Mansion Museum, Hiddenite

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The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center is housed within the Historic James Paul Lucas Mansion, a three story Victorian/Edwardian home, which is the only site in Alexander County listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mansion’s namesake, James Paul Lucas, known affectionately as “Diamond Jim,” was a visionary thinker and doer who made his living travelling the world as a diamond and gem trader.

The Lucas Mansion features an art gallery with rotating monthly exhibits, a turn of the 20th century history museum, collections of gems and minerals, and an extensive collection of antique dolls and toys. The Lucas Mansion also houses the Alexander County Visitor Center, which offers local and regional travel and tourism information.
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  • I grew up here visiting my family. Lucas Mansion is amazing. It was restored by family for generations to enjoy and appreciate. A beautiful home close by was owned by the benefactor of this historic.....  more
    I grew up here visiting my family. Lucas Mansion is amazing. It was restored by family for generations to enjoy and appreciate. A beautiful home close by was owned by the benefactor of this historic.....  more »
  • Had family visiting and wanted someplace to spend some time getting into the history of NC. I had been here before and thought it would be interesting to them. Not a lot of money..we did pay for... 
    Had family visiting and wanted someplace to spend some time getting into the history of NC. I had been here before and thought it would be interesting to them. Not a lot of money..we did pay for...  more »
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  • Great place to stop. We really enjoyed going through and looking at everything. The tour on the first floor is definitely worth 4 dollars a person.
  • Wonderful place to visit for local history.

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