Asheville Walking Tour: Exploring History and Architecture
417 Ratings
Discover Asheville's rich history, stunning architecture, and unique culture on a guided walking tour with Asheville by Foot. Explore hidden gems and become an Asheville insider!
Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Pack Square - This is the center of town and our starting point.
  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial - The boarding house where the noted American author grew up.
  • Grove Arcade - One of the great shopping arcades built in the 1920 in the Gothic Revival style.
  • YMI Cultural Center - Important community cultural center that was built by the African-American business community at the turn of the 20th Century.
  • Basilica of Saint Lawrence - The final architectural masterpiece of Raphael Guastavino.
  • Pritchard Park - Home of Asheville’s famous Friday night Drum Circle.
What's Included
  • Experienced local tour guide included
Additional Information

Asheville by Foot offers extraordinary guided walking tours that maximize your Asheville adventure. No matter if it’s your maiden trip or your tenth visit to Asheville, Asheville by Foot helps you gain a profound understanding of Asheville’s in-depth history, magnificent architecture, and distinctive culture. This remains Asheville’s quintessential tour, on foot or not, handled by the city’s most informed tour guides. Revel in becoming an Asheville connoisseur as you delve into the city’s vast history, outstanding architecture, and distinctive culture. Get privileged access to several obscure treasures accessible only by foot as you journey through one of the most exceptional cities in the country.

1 S Pack Square
South Pack Square
We meet at the blue glass sphere in front of the Asheville Art Museum on Pack Square.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(417 Ratings)
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Jun 22, 2024
Highly recommended tour!!! - This experience is top on my list of Asheville activities when friends and family come to town. It was my fifth tour and as always, it was great. All of the guides are very friendly and knowledgeable on Asheville's culture, history and architecture.
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Jun 12, 2024
Very informative, great city - Our guide Tebbe was very knowledgeable, very funny, and informative. Overall it was a lovely tour and just about the right length to not feel tiring. Asheville is a lovely city to stroll in. Also, this is a weird compliment, but all of the equipment was in order to make sure we could all hear. A lot of walking tours I've done other places either don't have it or it is on the fritz, so it was very nice to have here.
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Jun 6, 2024
Tebbe was knowledgeable,... - Tebbe was knowledgeable, very interesting, personable and excited to answer questions. My wife and I had an outstanding time. Thank you
Review provided by Viator
May 30, 2024
Great experience - Mary was very pleasant and informative. She did a great job of explaining the history of Asheville and the various areas
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May 27, 2024
Asheville city walking tour - It was an enjoyable tour around downtown Asheville. Our guide, Marilyn was fun and informative. I loved the architecture and historical narratives provided.
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May 18, 2024
Asheville walking tour - Teebe was a great communicator with a knowledge of Asheville's history. We enjoyed the walking tour.
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May 11, 2024
This was my fourth tour,... - This was my fourth tour, and as always, it was great! It's a "must do" activity for any family or friends visiting Asheville.
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May 9, 2024
Asheville Must For History Buffs - Our guide, Mary, was very knowledgeable about the history of Asheville and interjected humor throughout the walk. Highly recommend tour during your stay in Asheville.
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May 8, 2024
Great tour of Asheville with Mary - Mary was an excellent guide. She was knowledgeable and fun. We are so glade we took the tour on our first day in Asheville, so now we know how to plan the rest of our trip.
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May 7, 2024
Historic Asheville - Our guide was excellent! Very informative tour, lots of history and very well presented. Very walkable terrain, the tour took almost two hours.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024