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Hendersonville History Walks

June 5 - October 25

| $10

2024 Hendersonville History Walks

Take your pick from the walks below. Each walk covers a different
aspect of Hendersonville history, yet each one interweaves with the
others. Come … enjoy … get a little exercise. Reservations are
recommended. Do you have a family or group? Contact me to arrange a private tour.
All tours: $10 per person age 10 and over. Children under 10 yrs. free with paying adult.
All walks – 90-plus-minutes — occur rain or shine. Schedule a private tour for your group any time by appt.
Info: 828-545-3179 www.maryjopadgett.com
Walk on Historic Main Street

10 a.m. — Fri., June 7; Sat., July 6; Sun., Sept. 8; Fri., Oct. 4
Be charmed and informed by Hendersonville’s history, architecture, and colorful
stories. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, the
oldest block of buildings, amazing fires, trolley lines … and more.

Meeting Place: Hendersonville City Hall, front steps (corner of 5 th Ave. E. and King


In Historic Oakdale Cemetery

10 a.m. — Fri., June 14; Sat., July 13; Sun., Sept. 15; Fri., Oct 11
Join me along the pathways of Hendersonville’s Historic Oakdale Cemetery where
the famous “Look Homeward Angel” statue is located. Among quiet, artistic grave
markers discover Hendersonville’s past through lively stories of its Black, White,

Jewish, and colorful citizens.
Meet: at the Cemetery, U.S. 64 W. at Valley St.


7 th Ave./Historic Train Depot District

10 a.m. — Fri., June 21; Sat., July 20; Sun., Sept. 22; Fri. Oct 18
This district was where it was happening in the Gilded Age of Hendersonville. The
train depot brought steam engines, and attracted drays, hustle, summer visitors,

shoot-outs, candy stores.

Meeting Place: Hendersonville City Hall, front steps (corner of 5 th Ave. E. and King


Murals, Mosaic, and Ghost Signs

10 a.m. — Fri., June 28; Sat., July 27; Sun., Sept. 29; Fri., Oct. 25
Learn the stories behind more than 6 murals, a mosaic with 250,000 pieces of
glass, and numerous ghost signs still barely hiding in plain sight. All in downtown.

Meeting Place: in front of Historic Courthouse on Main Street


June 5
October 25
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