2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Asheville (Small-Group)

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Stop At: Downtown Asheville Art District, Asheville, NC 28801-3603

Downtown Asheville & Montford

Pass By: Asheville Art Museum, 2 S Pack Sq, Asheville, NC 28801-3521

Tours will begin and conclude outside of the Asheville Art Museum.

Stop At: Riverside Cemetery, 53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801-1601

Founded in 1885, Riverside Cemetery is filled with tombs & is known as the burial place of famous author, Thomas Wolfe.

Stop At: Pack Square, Bordered by Broadway, Market and College Streets, Asheville, NC 28801

Downtown Asheville's historic public square.

Stop At: Urban Trail, Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Walking trail of Asheville's historic sites.

Stop At: Vance Monument, Pack Square (at Broadway, Market and College Streets), Asheville, NC 28801

Obelisk honoring former Colonel, Governor & U.S. Congressman, Zebulon Baird Vance. Located in Downtown Asheville.

Activity Details
Explore historic Asheville on this 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing & History Walking Tour of the city. Groups are reduced to a maximum of 10 people for a more personalized experience, as well to allow for social distancing throughout the tour.

Meet your Local Guide downtown, and start with a brief look at some of the art-deco architecture while listening to your guide offer an in-depth history of Asheville. Stop at several historic sites during your walk downtown and delve into the intriguing history of many of Asheville's past literary and notable residents including William Sydney Porter (aka O'Henry), Thomas Wolfe & his family, the "Founding Fathers" of Asheville and Asheville's connection to the cursed Hope Diamond.

We will walk for approximately 2 miles at a comfortable pace over 2 hours. This tour is a great introduction to the city, and for history and architecture buffs.
Departure & Return
Departure Point2 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801, USA Departure Time10:00 AM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Asheville
  • Small-Group for a more personalized experience (max 10 people per group)
  • Stop at several locations throughout downtown Asheville and observe the art-deco architecture
  • Learn the history of famous past residents Thomas Wolfe, O'Henry & "Founding Fathers" of Asheville
  • Entry/Admission - Downtown Asheville Art District
  • Gratuities
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We will walk for approximately 2 miles at a comfortable pace over 2 hours.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Social distancing measures are taken throughout tour. In addition, please bring along your own face mask. We are outside for the tour, except for one building that we will go through briefly.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews

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  • This is a very good tour. Tour guide, Natasha, is not only very knowledgeable about the city’s landmarks and architecture, but also is personally curious about its history and adds personal touch to the tour. Very professional, yet warm and welcoming. Highly recommend!

  • Natasha at Brass Monkey Photography was an excellent tour guide. She was lively, very well informed, excellent at adapting the tour to our particular interests and a very enjoyable person to be with. The walking tour enabled us to see the sights of downtown Asheville and learn about the history and architecture of the town while the driving tour enabled us to see some of the beautiful neighbors and views from the hills around Asheville. We highly recommend this tour.

  • Natasha was able to take us around the city sharing historical and architectural facts about the buildings and the people of Asheville. Even though I’ve been on many Asheville tours before I definitely learned new information this time. And my out of town guests loved it! She was also kind enough to adjust the tour to take us to the Biltmore house to let our guests see the property. This was a an extra special treat. Her vehicle was very comfortable for our group and she had cold waters for us which was very nice after our walking tour of downtown.

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