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There are many historic places, including historic houses, churches, mills, a railroad depot, graveyards, and archaeological sites to see during your visit to Henderson County North Carolina.

Carl Sandburg National Historic Site | ConnemaraDuring your visit to our area, don't miss an opportunity to visit the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site & Park

Historic Henderson County Courthouse

The Historic Henderson County Courthouse, located in downtown Hendersonville is currently being renovated. Future plans include using the buidling once again for county operations and opening a history education center in Spring 2008.

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Buncombe County
Asheville
 
 
ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM   

The Asheville Art Museum is a leader in the arts for Western North Carolina and the Southeast. It offers a wide and exciting replica watches variety of programs and facilities for all ages to enjoy: Adult & College Classes & Workshops; Lectures & Discussions; Film Screenings; Concerts rolex replica watches; Tours; Homeschool Programs; Children & Family Programs; and Student & Teacher Programs

(828) 253-3227
 
 
 
 
BILTMORE ESTATE   

Completed in 1895, Biltmore House was the summer residence for the George Vanderbilt family and is still privately held by his descendents. The estate encompasses over 8,000 acres. While Biltmore House is the focal point of the estate, the gardens and the sweeping landscape providing a fitting backdrop for this magnificent 250 room chateau. The estate also has a winery, a farm, an Inn, and various restaurants.

 
 
 
Center for Craft, Creativity and Design
 
CENTER FOR CRAFT, CREATIVITY AND DESIGN   

The mission of the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is to advance the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development. The Center’s programs strive to support the best examples of research and practice in the field.

(828) 785-1357
 
 
 
 
FOLK ART CENTER   

Opened in 1980, the Center swiss legend replica watches showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians. It houses the Guild’s century-old Allanstand replica watches Craft Shop, exhibitions in three galleries, a library and an auditorium. The Guild's replica watches Permanent Collection is featured in an Rolex replica exhibition of craft permanent from Appalachia.

(828) 298-7928
 
 
 
 
GROVE PARK INN RESORT & SPA   

Built from granite boulders hewn from Sunset Mountain, The Grove Park Inn opened in 1913.

In addition to its Arts & Crafts interior, fine dining, shopping, a complete Sports Complex and a championship golf course, the Inn has a world class spa. The resort's meeting facilities provide modern convenience in a historic atmosphere.

(828) 252-2711
 
 
 
 
RIVERSIDE CEMETERY   

Riverside Cemetery is located in the Montford Historic District. Riverside Cemetery offers visitors a unique journey into Asheville’s past. It also offer insight into cultural diversity, architecture, religious customs, and landscape design.

It is a place where you can walk, take photographs, paint and visit the grave sites of prominent writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry.

(828) 350-2066
 
 
 
 
THE THOMAS WOLFE MEMORIAL   

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial, a victorian structure originally run as a boarding house Wolfe's mother, was immortalized as "Dixieland" in Wolfe's epic autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel. The house was constructed in 1883. It is preserved almost intact with original furnishings arranged by family members very much the way it appeared when the writer lived there. Memories, kept alive through Wolfe's writings, remain in each of the home's 29 rooms.

(828) 253-8304
 
 
 
Burke County
Morgantown
 
 
BERRY ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE   

The Berry site is a large Native American town that was occupied from about A.D. 1400-1600. During the mid-16th century, Berry may have been among the largest Native towns in North America. Breitling replica watches
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Beginning in 2001, the major focus of the archaeology program at Warren Wilson College has been the Berry site.

(828) 771-2013
 
 
 
Clay County
Brasstown
 
 
JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL HISTORY CENTER   

The History Center at the Folk School features exhibits on 20th century Appalachian culture. the Fain Archives and History Center include school records, photographs, artwork and items of memorabilia of the rich crafts heritage that has made the Folk School a historical landmark.

(828) 837-2775
 
 
 
Haywood County
Maggie Valley
 
 
WHEELS THROUGH TIME TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM   

The Wheels Through Time Museum has thousands of items that link man and machine. Many are fine works of art gathered from around the world. A rare collection of early 1900 "Goodrich Girls" Lithographs, grace the automobile collection. Also, an original "Mountain Water Color" from 1909.

The motorcycle memorabilia collection is astounding. Rare original factory lithographs, panoramic photos from the teens and twenties, posters, pictures, era clothing, a vintage oil can collection, trophies, and autographed pictures, etc.

(828) 926-6266
 
 
 
Henderson County
Etowah
 
 
THOMAS-FLETCHER CEMETERY  

The Thomas-Fletcher Cemetery contains 33 graves, circa 1865-1869, 24 with marked headstones. The first sheriff of Henderson County, Robert Thomas (1806-1865) is buried there. He was elected in 1838 and served through the formation of Henderson County. Persons buried in the cemetery descend from the Fletcher and Hooker families.

 
 
 
Flat Rock
 
 
C. G. MEMMINGER HISTORIC MARKER  

C. G. Memminger, a native of Germany, was the secretary of the treasury of the Confederacy from Charleston. His grave and summer home is nearby the marker.

 
 
 
 
CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS AT BRCC   

The Celebration of Women in the Arts was created to honor women artists by celebrating their creativity and imagination and their diverse contributions to the cultural life of our community. The Celebration includes an exhibition of visual art in the Patton Building Rooms 150/151 from 9:00am to 9:00pm as well as a performance at 7:30pm in the adjacent auditorium affordable designer wedding dresses online.

The exhibit includes works from a range of media, such as sculpture, paintings, fiber figures, wooden tables, jewelry, photographs, ceramic art, hand woven pieces, and gourd art. The performance includes a variety of art forms such as instrumental and vocal music, dance, theater, mime, performance poetry and puppetry.

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission is free.

(828) 694-1743
 
 
 
Connemara - Carl Sandburg National Historic Site
 
CONNEMARA - CARL SANDBURG NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE   

Connemara is the home of America's poet, Carl Sandburg. It was designated as a National Historic Site in 1968 to honor Carl Sandburg's compelling collection of stories about the American people; their plights, struggles, joys and hopes as told through Sandburg's poetry, prose, journalism and biography.

Free Admission for grounds, trails, and barn.

(828) 693-4178
 
 
 
 
FLAT ROCK CINEMA AT THE SINGLETON CENTRE   

Locally owned and operated by Howard and Barb Molton, you can enjoy movies in a more comfortable setting than other theaters and enjoy a variety of food and beverages. Wine and beer are available. Reservations encouraged but not required. All seats, all shows are $7.00.

(828) 697-2463
 
 
 
 
FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE   

In 1961, by a Act of the North Carolina General Assembly, Flat Rock Playhouse was officially designated The State Theatre of North Carolina.

(828) 693-0403
 
 
 
 
HISTORIC VILLAGE OF FLAT ROCK  

The community of Flat Rock began circa 1807. The affluent Charlestonians, Europeans and prominent plantation owners of the South’s low country built large summer estates in the English manner. The entire district of Flat Rock is included in the National Register of Historic Places.

 
 
 
 
ST. JOHN IN THE WILDERNESS CHURCH & HISTORIC MARKER   

St. John in the Wilderness Church was built as a private chapel in 1833 on the grounds of the Barings home, Mountain Lodge; later deeded to the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina in 1936. Many well-known families of the southern aristocracy have family plots in the graveyard...such as members of the families of three signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The church and the cemetery grounds are open to the public daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

(828) 693-9783
 
 
 
Fletcher
 
 
CALVERY CHURCH EPISCOPAL MARKER  

Marker P-1: Calvary Church Episcopal - Built 1859. Grave of “Bill” Nye. Memorials to many famous southerners. US 25 at Fletcher / 1935

A landmark in western North Carolina, Calvary Episcopal Church has held services in Fletcher for over 150 years.

In addition to the Nye gravesite, there are public memorials to prominent southern figures including Jefferson Davis and Francis Scott Key. The memorials, largely the work of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, are known collectively as the “Westminster Abbey of the South.”

 
 
 
Hendersonville
 
 
BAKER-BARBER PHOTO COLLECTION   

The Baker-Barber Collection chronicles the history and life of Western North Carolina from 1884 to the mid 1990s. The collection includes photographs of urbanization, transportation, recreation, tourism, family life, business, news, events, and portraits of the region's residents. The Baker-Barber Collection was made possible through a generous grant from Mr. Jody Barber to the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

(828) 697-4725
 
 
 
Blue Ridge Performing Arts Center
 
BLUE RIDGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER   

Blue Ridge Performing Arts Center features a grand marble lobby, a cozy 98 seat theatre, a 20 seat digital screening room and a recording studio. The center is a venue for all types of musical entertainment, live theatre, foreign films, ballroom dance classes, host to various writers, speakers, community events, art shows, class reunions, weddings, parties and children's events.

(828)693-0087
 
 
 
 
BRIGHT STAR CHILDREN'S THEATRE   

The season of the Bright Star Theatre is comprised of literary, curriculum and character education based classics that are as entertaining as they are educational.

The 2007-2008 Season marks the Theatre's fifth anniversary of providing professional theatre to young audiences. With invitations to perform in the mid and far west, the Theatre enjoys a national reputation.
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(336) 558-7360
 
 
 
 
CHEWNING HOUSE (CLADDAGH INN)   

The Chewning House (now Claddagh Inn) is a large, rambling frame boarding house. Built before 1906, a complete transformation was done between 1912 and 1922 , enlarging a two-story building to a three-story building with twenty guest rooms.

The house retains architectural integrity from the 1920's period. The Inn was placed on the National Register in 1989.

 
 
 
 
FOOTHILLS HIGHLAND GAMES & FESTIVAL   

The annual Foothills Highland Game celebrates Celtic heritage.

Enjoy Celtic Music, Highland Dancers, the Parade of Tartans, Pipers and Drummers, Sheep Dog Demonstrations, the Caber Toss, Tugs of War, and Other Feats of Strength.

(828) 693-8526
 
 
 
Grey Hosiery Mill
 
GREY HOSIERY MILL   

The Grey Hosiery Mill, built in 1915 with additions in 1919 and 1947, is the only historic industrial building remaining in the city of Hendersonville.
The Grey Hosiery Mill now houses the City of Hendersonville's Water Dept.

 
 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY   

The Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc. was organized in 1983. It is a non-profit, educational and cultural organization that promotes research into the heritage of Henderson County by collecting, preserving and publishing the history of Henderson County, North Carolina and of her people.

(828) 693-1531
 
 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM   

The Heritage Museumreplica watches brings history alive as the story of Henderson County is displayed--from the Cherokee and pioneers who carved who settled the wilderness to today. The museum isbuy replica watches housed in six rooms at the Historic Henderson County Courthouse.

(828) 694-1619
 
 
 
Hendersonville Main Street Historic District
 
HENDERSONVILLE MAIN STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT  

Downtown Hendersonville was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March of 1988. The serpentine street features planter boxes brimming with seasonal flowers and trees; and businesses such as specialty shops, antique stores and restaurants cheap wedding dresses ohdresses

 
 
 
 
HENDERSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA   

Hendersonville Symphony orchestra performs a six-concert season. The Orchestra also offers scholarships and musical enrichment and education programs for the young people of the area.

(828) 697-5884
 
 
 
 
HISTORIC HENDERSONVILLE RAILROAD DEPOT & MUSEUM  

Located in the over 100 year-old historic Hendersonville Depot at the corner of 7th Ave. and Maple Street. The 40+ member Apple Valley Model Railroad Club (AVMRC) has constructed an HO model railroad representing Hendersonville and Western North Carolina.

 
 
 
Historic Johnson Farm
 
HISTORIC JOHNSON FARM   

Example of late 19th and early 20th century tobacco farm. It is now owned by the Henderson County Public Schools and operates as a heritage education center and farm museum. The farm features an 1870's brick house, a barn-loft museum, 10 historic buildings, two nature trails and 15 acres of fields and streams.

(828) 891-6585
 
 
 
 
HOWARD GAP ROAD HISTORIC MARKER  

Route used by Indians and settlers in crossing the Blue Ridge. Named for Capt. Thomas Howard, 1776 militia leader

 
 
 
 
JUDSON COLLEGE HISTORIC MARKER  

Baptist college chartered in 1861 as Judson Female College; later became coeducational. Operated 1882-1892, which stood three blocks southwest of marker site.

 
 
 
 
KANUGA LAKE HISTORIC DISTRICT   

The Kanuga Lake Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior in 1995. It encompasses all the original Kanuga Lake Club property plus the Chapel of the Transfiguration and the outdoor St. Francis of Assisi Chapel which dates from the earliest Episcopal conferences in 1928. The green cottages have all been refurbished and are the most complete collection of Richard Sharp Smith housing in the nation.

(828) 692-9136
 
 
 
 
MANUAL WOODWORKERS & WEAVERS, INC.   

Founded in 1932, Manual Woodworkers & Coach outlet online store Weavers, Inc. is a privatedly owned manufacturer and distributor . It has been a leader in the gift and decorative accessories industry, and provides its customers with the best products at competitive prices.

(828) 692-7333
 
 
 
Mary Mills Coxe House
 
MARY MILLS COXE HOUSE   

Built in 1911 as a single family residence, the Mary Mills Coxe House is notable as one of only a handful of pebbledash houses remaining in Henderson County. The house itself is a two-and-one-half-story frame, Colonial Revival-style dwelling set on a raised basement and stuccoed with pebbledash siding.

 
 
 
 
MINERAL AND LAPIDARY MUSEUM OF HENDERSON COUNTY   

The Museum displays minerals, fossils and materials for the benefit and education of the public, especially children cheap wedding dresses.

(828) 698-1977
 
 
 
 
MOUNTAIN FARM & HOME MUSEUM, INC.   

The Museum is dedicated to the preservation coachoutlet10.com of agricultural & domestic equipment, buildings, implements, utensils, methods and literature indigenous to rural life In 19th century Western North Carolina.Coach factory outlet

(828) 692-8874
 
 
 
 
OLIVER'S SOUTHERN FOLK ART   

Gallery specializing in art produced by self taught artists from the Southern United States , with an emphasis on art made by African-American and Appalachian artist. We have spent the past seven years traveling across the south, buying this art directly from the artist and documenting their unique cultures

(828) 698-7877
 
 
 
 
OPPORTUNITY HOUSE   

Opportunity House, Inc., was founded in 1958 by a group of conscientious citizens who saw a need for a new kind of organization in their community. Their mission was to create a cultural center for fellowship and activities of interest in the fine arts and crafts. The center would serve newcomers, retirees and hobbyists.

The Art League of Henderson County meets monthly at Opportunity House and hosts new exhibits of original artwork in its halls, the Sylvia Campbell Gallery, and in the Grace Etheridge room.

(828) 692-0575
 
 
 
 
THE CEDARS   

The Cedars is a large, three-and-a-half story brick veneer hotel, built in a Neo-Classical Revival style. It was added to the National Register in 1989.

The Cedars today provides a place to hold weddings, group meetings, etc.

(828) 693-6762
 
 
 
The Inn on Church Street (Aloah Hotel)
 
THE INN ON CHURCH STREET (ALOAH HOTEL)   

The Inn on Church is one of the few hotels in Hendersonville still operated as a hotel. Known once as the Carson House and since the early 1930s as the Hendersonville Inn, the Aloah is one of the last of the town's hotels. Its plain sturdy brick design and ample wrapround porch reflect comfort and continuity.

(828) 693-3258
 
 
 
 
THE KING-WALDROP HOUSE   

The King-Waldrop House is a two-story residence built in1881 that exemplifies features of both the Queen Anne and the Italianate building styles. Its most distinctive feature is a square three-stage cupola with a concave pyramidal roof.

It is one of the few surviving homes in an area of Washington Street that was once mainly residential.

 
 
 
 
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AIR MUSEUM   

"The First Air Museum in the 'First in Flight' State," was founded in April 1989. The Museum displays award-winning restored and replica antique and vintage aircraft, as well as flying and static antique aircraft and aviation memorabilia

(828) 698-1977
 
 
 
 
WICKWIRE FINE ART/FOLK ART   

Media represented by recognized artists includes Original Paintings, American Handmade Craft, Handcrafted Furniture, Sculpture, Art Glass, Etchings in Crystal, Wood Art, Pottery, Basketry, Photography, Lamps & Shades, and Jewelry.

(828 692-6222
 
 
 
 
WNC AIR MUSEUM AIR FAIR   

The Air Fair features skydiving, antique car rally, Air Museum open house; rides available in antique aircraft and modern scene aircraft. Free admission and free rides.

(828) 698-2482
 
 
 
 
WOLFE'S ANGEL AND HISTORIC MARKER  

Located in Oakdale Cemetery. Referenced in Thomas Wolfe's first novel "Look Homeward, Angel." This angel was among the statues sold by Wolfe's father from the porch of his tombstone shop in Asheville.

 
 
 
Mills River
 
 
FRENCH BROAD BAPTIST CHURCH HISTORIC MARKER  

French Broad Church was organized before 1792. The present building is there. The first church building stood 1 mile south
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Mitchell County
Penland
 
 
PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS   

Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. It encompasses about 400 acres and 41 structures.

Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists' residencies, educational outreach programs, and a craft gallery.

In the interest of protecting the focused atmosphere of its classes, the Penland's teaching studios are not open to the public. The Penland Gallery sponsors tours of the campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays, mid-April through early-December. Because tour sizes are limited, it is recommended calling ahead for reservations.

(828) 765-2359
 
 
 
Swain County
Cherokee
 
 
MUSEUM OF THE CHEROKEE INDIAN   

An interpretive site for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, this state-of-the-art facility traces the story of the Cherokee from the earliest inhabitants of the area 11,000 years ago to the present. An extensive exhibit of artifacts and photos is enhanced with computer generated holograms and other imagery, sound, and special effects that leave a deep impression on visitors.

(828) 497-3481
 
 
 
 
OCONALUFTEE INDIAN VILLAGE AND LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM   

Oconaluftee Village is an 18th century Cherokee village where you may see a dugout canoe under construction, pottery and baskets being created, or a blow gun demonstrated.

The Oconaluftee Village's pathways take visitors through rhododendron thickets and along streambeds to houses constructed of woven saplings plastered with mud, as well as to other, more modern dwellings. At the council house and dance grounds, the guide presents a lecture on Cherokee traditions.

(800) 438-1601
 
 
 
 
QUALLA ARTS AND CRAFTS MUTUAL INC.   

At the Qualla Arts Within the Qualla Boundary, you’ll find outstanding galleries including the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, the shop at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, The Seven Clans Art Guild, and LIFT Contemporary and LIFT cafe.

(828) 497-3103
 
 
 
 
UNTO THESE HILLS OUTDOOR DRAMA   

"Unto These Hills" made its debut July 1, 1950 and tells the history of the Cherokee in a dramatic venue. In 2006, “Unto These Hills” featured a new script, new director, new score, new choreography, new set design, new costuming and new cast members ­all aimed at conveying a more culturally authentic, historically accurate and Cherokee-centered experience.

Mountainside Theatre is built on the site of an old nursery. The terrain provides a natural bowl with excellent acoustics. The site orientation is such that the sun sets behind the audience, and the rising moon provides a backdrop for the dramatic action.

(866) 554-4557
 
 
 
Transylvania County
Brevard
 
 
CRADLE OF FORESTRY HISTORIC SITE   

The Cradle of Forestry in America is the quality replica watches site of the first forestry school in America - the Biltmore Forest School founded in 1898. The Forest Discovery Center features interactive exhibits and a movie about the creation of the school and the history of forestry conservation. The sites features the museum, 8 historic buildings, a restored saw replica watches online mill and logging locomotive, as well as curriculum-based programs.

(828) 877-3130
 
 
 
 
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