We will meet downtown at the Vance Monument and walk and talk for two hours while we leisurely discuss the vibrant and dynamic history of this most entertaining small cities. Asheville Is known at the biggest village in the world. We will discuss the native use of the site for 4000 years before the white man settled in, and how the difficulties of the location made the first 100 years a struggle. We will see how the coming of the Railroad, Electricity, and the Vanderbilt family help this tiny mountain escape become the fastest growing city in the world from 1880-1929.
I am Managing Tour Guide at Asheville By Foot Walking Tours. We have provided tours for 6 years of the historic architecture and vibrant personalities that make Asheville the most unique destination in America. You will be introduced to the dynamic city from an insider who is knowledgeable and entertaining. I have been an Ambassador for the Convention and Visitors Bureau since 2003 as well as a professional storyteller, writer, StandUp Comic and Artist here in this City. It is my home, it is Our Village.
No equipment necessary; it a leisurely walk and there will be ample opportunity to visit rest rooms along the way.
The entire historic district of the city is in full view. I walk with the guest and point out the unique architecture and dynamic personalities that helped create the flavor of the town. We also highlight the business in the city that are open and available to the guests. Asheville is considered the Paris of the South and this tour will describe how much that fits.
See Asheville Like an Insider