1. United States
  2. North Carolina
  3. Asheville
  4. Asheville Art Museum

Asheville: History and Architecture Tour

Product ID: 384369
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See Asheville through the eyes of an expert guide on a tour that combines walking and driving. Get an overview of the city's past and future, and hear about its literary legends. Visit the charming Riverside Cemetery and more in a small group of 6 people.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a 2.5-hour combined driving and walking tour of Asheville
  • Explore the beautiful Riverside Cemetery
  • Learn about the famous folks that have called Asheville home
  • Enjoy an intimate experience on a small-group tour for up to 6 people
Full description
Join your passionate guide for a driving and walking tour of downtown Asheville. Walk for approximately 2–2.5 miles (3.2–4 kilometers) at a comfortable pace, with several stops en route to marvel and take beautiful photographs. Enjoy a boutique tour perfect for architecture and history buffs in a group of no more than 6 participants.

Your Asheville city tour starts downtown. Look at the glorious art-deco architecture and listen to a detailed history of the area. Then, venture to the beautiful Riverside Cemetery for a comprehensive tour.

In the cemetery, stop at graveyards and delve into the intriguing history of many of Asheville's past literary and/or notable residents including William Sydney Porter (aka O'Henry), Thomas Wolfe and his family, and the 'founding fathers' of Asheville. Find out about Asheville's connection to the cursed Hope Diamond.

Enjoy getting to know your guide and spending quality time laughing and learning outside in the fresh air. The walking element of the tour is classified as easy to moderate, while the driving part of the tour takes place in a private luxury SUV.
Includes
  • 2.5-hour driving and walking tour
  • Expert guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Asheville Art Museum in front of the angel statue 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to start time