A Guide to Hendersonville, NC
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Open the website of Thomas Wolfe House

The boyhood home of the author Thomas Wolfe (Look Homeward, Angel) is furnished with family posessions and open for tours (appx. 30 min.). A number of special events take place each year. Small admission fee.

Open the website of Brevard Music Center

Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, this premier summer music festival and comprehensive music center has set the highest standards in performance and education for six decades.

Open the website of Apple Valley Model Railroad & Museum

The AVMRC has two free open house’s every week that have been enjoyed by grandparents and grandchildren, as well as kids of all ages for over 2 decades. We offer two operating model RR’s with our inside HO scale layout having 2,000 feet of track. Our new outside layout is a larger G scale. Kids can run a Thomas or Emily train while there. Additionally, we have many historic pictures and items about railroads on display. The Depot is open to the public Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM and Wednesday afternoon from 1 PM to 3 PM. Admission is free!

Open the website of Mineral & Lapidary Museum

The museum, located at 400 North Main Street, exhibits North Carolina Minerals, Fluorescent Minerals, fossils, Geodes (our specialty), gemstones & Jewelry from our local Mineral Club, and a wonderful Gift Shop. Open 6 days/week and all year long. Admission is FREE.

Open the website of Blue Spiral 1

38 Biltmore Avenue, Downtown
One of Asheville’s premier art galleries featuring contemporary fine art and craft by artists of the Southeastern United States.

Open the website of Hands On! – A Child’s Gallery

GHands On! offers an affordable, educational and fun way to spend the day with your children, grandchildren, and students ages 1 – 10. This is a safe gathering place where kids can be kids while learning is nurtured. Field trips, special events, and birthday parties are welcome. We are located at 318 N. Main Street, between Black Bear Coffee and Pink Corsets.

Open the website of Folk Art Center

The Center is the home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, representing craft artists from Southern Appalachia. The Allanstand Craft Shop carries the work of over 300 of these guild members. Upstairs the Folk Art Center offers a gallery which showcases changing exhibits of regional and national scope. Daily craft demonstrations April-December. Open daily 9am-6pm, Apr.-Dec.; 9am-5pm Jan.-Mar. Admission is free.

Open the website of Asheville Art Museum

Pack Place, Downtown
The museum houses its own impressive permanent collection of 20th century American art while also frequently playing host to visiting collections from other prestigious museums. Allow an hour or more for a visit. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 1-5pm. Fri. until 8pm in the summer.