Photo courtesy of the Southern Appalachian Radio Museum.

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Southern Appalachian Radio Museum

The Southern Appalachian Radio Museum in Asheville, North Carolina traces the history of radio from the early days of spark gap transmitters through the 1960s.

Exhibits and artifacts include Atwater Kent, Philco, Silvertone, Edison phonographs, Crosley, Hammarlund, Harvey Wells, test instruments, spark gap transmitters, keys, and ancient QSL cards. Many displays are hands-on and kid-friendly.

The one-room museum also includes an operating amateur radio station, W4AFM. The museum's volunteers teach amateur radio at the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, where the museum is located.

Hours of Operation

Open on Fridays from 1 - 3 pm. Closed in December and January.

Tours on other days of the week can be arranged by calling in advance.

Admission Fees

There is no charge for admission during regular Friday hours. Tours arranged at other times are $5/person (no charge for children under 13).

Hours of operation and fees are subject to change. Contact directly for most current information.

 

Location

The Southern Appalachian Radio Museum is located in the Elm Building on the campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, NC.

Southern Appalachian Radio Museum
340 Victoria Road
Elm Building Room 315
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 299-1276

 

 

Southern Appalachian Radio Museum

340 Victoria Road
Elm Building Room 315
Asheville, NC 28801
Southern Appalachian Radio Museum

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