Take your pick from the walks below. Each walk covers a different aspect of Hendersonville history, yet each one interweaves with the others. Come … enjoy … get a little exercise. Reservations are recommended. Do you have a family or group? Contact me to arrange a private tour.
Walk on Historic Main Street 10 a.m. — Fri., June 9; Sat., July 8; Sun., Sept. 10; Fri., Oct. 6 Be charmed and informed by Hendersonville’s history, architecture, and colorful stories. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, the oldest block of buildings, amazing fires, trolley lines … and more. Meeting Place: Hendersonville City Hall, front steps (corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St.)
In Historic Oakdale Cemetery 10 a.m. — Fri., June 16; Sat., July 15; Sun., Sept. 17; Fri., Oct 13 Join me along the pathways of Hendersonville’s Historic Oakdale Cemetery where the famous “Look Homeward Angel” statue is located. Among quiet, artistic grave markers discover Hendersonville’s past through lively stories of its Black, White, Jewish and colorful citizens. Meet: at the Cemetery, U.S. 64 W. at Valley St.
7th Ave./Historic Train Depot District 10 a.m. — Fri., June 23; Sat., July 22; Sun., Sept. 24; Fri. Oct 20 This district was where it was happening in the Gilded Age of Hendersonville. The train depot brought steam engines, and attracted drays, hustle, summer visitors, shoot-outs, candy stores. Meeting Place: Hendersonville City Hall, front steps (corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St.)
Murals, Mosaic, and Ghost Signs 10 a.m. — Fri., June 30; Sat., July 29; Sun., Oct. 1; Fri., Oct. 27 Learn the stories behind more than 6 murals, a mosaic with 250,000 pieces of glass, and numerous ghost signs still barely hiding in plain sight. All in downtown. Meeting Place: in front of Historic Courthouse on Main Street
All tours: $10 per person age 10 and over. Children under 10 yrs. free with paying adult. All walks – 90-plus-minutes — occur rain or shine. Schedule a private tour for your group any time by appt.