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

By Brass Monkey Photography
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Explore historic Asheville on this 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing & History Walking Tour of the city. Groups are reduced to a maximum of 8 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 1.5-2 miles at a comfortable pace over 2 hours. This tour is a great introduction to the city, and for history and architecture buffs.

Ages 1-100, max of 8 per group
Duration: 90–120 minutes
Start time: Check availability
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  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 2 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801, USA Please meet outside of the Asheville Art Museum (beside the giant blue ball).
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 161368P13

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 8 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Asheville (Small-Group)
  • 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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 161368P13

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2 S Pack Square
    2 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
    Please meet outside of the Asheville Art Museum (beside the giant blue ball).
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Asheville Art Museum
  • 1
    Pack Square
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  • 2
    Urban Trail
    See details
  • 3
    Vance Monument
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  • 4
    Grove Arcade
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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ScrapHappy44
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Highly Recommend this Tour!
Natasha is a wonderful photographer and tour guide. Her knowledge of Asheville is amazing and she designs the tour
Andresyepes
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The best hike with the best guide!!!!
What a wonderful experience! Natasha is a great guide and amazing person. She took us on a beautiful hike and broug
Free C
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"Fall" in love with Asheville!
My ideal vacation features time outdoors experiencing local nature and culture. This tour was a great way to kick-o
wcshepherd2
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Beautiful and invigorating hike
This is a must experience for hiking and waterfall enthusiasts. Natasha was a great guide, good knowledgeable conv
julienY7937HR
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Fantastic-don’t miss it!!
Very personal tour, Natasha seemed more like a friend than ‘tour guide’. Super sweet and funny, great communication
Joe H
Joe H
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A Hike That Will Always Be Remembered
Our hike with Natasha (Brass Monkey Photography) was fresh, peaceful, rejuvenating, and down right perfect. She wen
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Waterfalls/mountain views/ hiking/Lunch
I would like to say that this tour was a great opportunity to hike and see some of the most beautiful waterfalls th
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Couldn't have been better!
This was by far the highlight of my Asheville trip! Natasha first started off by recommending the tour time be move
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Delightful Waterfall mania tour
The Waterfall mania tour we did was truely breathtaking. Natasha is an excellent tour guide. She makes sure all her
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An Amazing Day!
Natasha with Brass Monkey photography is amazing. My friend and I visited Asheville for the first time this past we
Dionne M
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Awesome Experience!
Natasha was extremely nice and made us feel comfortable the whole trip. She held great conversation and checked on
Nicolex13x
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Fantastic Start to a Fantastic Day
Natasha did an outstanding job on our hiking tour. My wife and I had never visited the Appalachians before, and she
Todd F
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Fun and relaxing hike.
My wife and I had only been in Ashville a short time when we took this morning hike. It was a great introduction i
Alison E
Alison E
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Amazing Hike!
I had a wonderful time on this hike with Natasha. She was an amazing guide, very friendly, a wealth of knowledge ab
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Great morning hike!
Natasha was very organized and knowledgeable. We enjoyed talking to her about the whole Asheville area. It was a gr
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stlmouse
Saint Louis, MO63 contributions
Jun 2020
Natasha led a wonderful Asheville city tour for our family of 4 (including 2 teen daughters). She has a wonderful and engaging personality. She was also so accommodating and kind, wanting to make sure that the tour was tailored to make sure everyone was happy and that we could safely accomplish (around weather and COVID) what we set out to see. She was able to weave a wealth of interesting information from city architecture, history, and current events together to create a truly memorable tour keeping our girls engaged for the entire time. Natasha also gave us great recommendations for other things to do in the area, at the Biltmore, and restaurants.

We also were able to book some time with Natasha for a photo session. We haven't seen the pictures yet, but her temperament and tips during the session indicate that she does a wonderful job on family portraits, wedding photos, etc.

Thank you and kind regards Natasha! Steve, Stephanie, and family
Written 5 July 2020
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brassmonkeyasheville
You guys were such fun to be with and I'm very grateful for the review. Hope to see you again!
Written 6 September 2020
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N685RSjamesd
Greenville SC3 contributions
Just completed the very best sightseeing tour I’ve ever been on. Uncle Ted White was our guide and there aren’t enough superlatives to tell you how great it was. It was very educational, hilarious, and totally enjoyable. We could get off at many stops but we didn’t because we wanted to stay to learn all the history and because we enjoyed the whole show. This is a must and something you don’t want to miss!
Written 1 October 2021
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DVR
Duluth, GA4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Natasha is a wonderful tour guide. We have visited Asheville so many times, but we learned so many new and interesting things about the city. She is knowledgeable and engaging. She made it interesting for kids (ages 8 and 10) and adults. 5 stars!
Written 5 September 2020
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brassmonkeyasheville
Thank you so much Dinesh! It was an absolute pleasure spending time with your family. I appreciate you all! Natasha
Written 6 September 2020
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mslulu55
mslulu555 contributions
Nov 2020
We had a great time and learned a lot about Asheville’s history, architecture, and famous residents. Our guide, Natasha, was well informed, easy to talk to and had great recommendations on what to see and do in Asheville. It’s a great way to start off your visit.
Written 16 November 2020
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brassmonkeyasheville
Thank you to you both for being so lovely and interested! It was my absolute pleasure to show you around Asheville. Natasha
Written 17 November 2020
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Megan D
Columbus, OH13 contributions
Mar 2021
Natasha knows her city, history, and architecture. She is easy-going and friendly. We had only 3 in our group, so we got to know each other in our two hours together. I had already walked around Asheville a few days prior to the tour, but this tour highlighted so many things I missed on my own. After the tour, I went to Riverside Cemetery to pay respects to Tom Wolfe and to O. Henry, at Natasha's suggestion. Thank you!
Written 14 March 2021
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brassmonkeyasheville
Thank you Megan! It was a pleasure to show you around Asheville and I'm so pleased that you drove over to Riverside Cemetery. Best of luck with the rest of your trip! Natasha
Written 16 March 2021
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Propertiesbeauty
Durham, NC195 contributions
Natasha has a wealth of knowledge and we learnt so much about this sweet, kind city in 2.5 hours - moved at a leisurely pace but covered so much because she made it so very interesting - would highly recommend. Thank you Natasha.
Written 30 November 2019
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brassmonkeyasheville
Thank you so much for your review, I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. You are most welcome!
Written 18 December 2019
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DrMoran
Miami, FL71 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Natasha is a well of information of Asheville. The dedication to preserve the local history and beauty of the city is extraordinary. I would do it again! Thanks for the experience!
Written 29 February 2020
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brassmonkeyasheville
Thank you so much Josue for this review. It was my absolute pleasure to show you this town that I love so much. I hope to see you again in the warmer months for the hikes that we talked about! Natasha
Written 3 March 2020
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Catedvindi
Indianapolis, IN12 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Natasha was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide who has thoroughly researched the founding families and historical figures of Asheville. Her genuine interest of history, and of preserving Asheville’s unique culture, made the tour among the best we’ve had in a local city. She was very considerate of attendee needs, and generous with her time and giving recommendations for other local activities. She was professional and quick to confirm tour availability, which was appreciated since we booked tour the night before. Would highly recommend.
Written 24 December 2019
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brassmonkeyasheville
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this great review. I truly appreciate it! Natasha
Written 23 January 2020
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Ruth W
Edinburgh156 contributions
My husband John and I had a really interesting tour with Natasha whose knowledge of the history and architecture of Asheville was impressive. She combined this with interesting stories of many of the city's people and brought it all to life with fun and energy on what was a very cold day. We then drove to the Riverside cemetery and this allowed us to see the graves of many of the families she had talked about previously, once again with well researched and detailed stories of the families and their lives. We often do history tours when we travel and this was one of the best. Thanks Natasha. Ruth and John.
Written 21 December 2019
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brassmonkeyasheville
Hi Ruth and John, thanks for writing such a lovely review. You guys were so attentive and fun on this detailed tour! Thanks again, Natasha
Written 23 January 2020
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Cheryl O
4 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
We had a wonderful private tour of Asheville with Natasha. She was a wealth of information and we learned so much about the residents and the beautiful city of Asheville. Natasha made the tour very interesting by interspersing stories about the famous residents along with the facts. Highly recommended.
Written 17 December 2019
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brassmonkeyasheville
Thank you Cheryl for the great review and for the two of you being such fun guests. Good luck on your travels, see you the next time that you are in Asheville!
Written 18 December 2019
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2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Asheville (Small-Group) provided by Brass Monkey Photography