Historic Attractions

Whether you're a history enthusiast or just a curious traveler, Asheville promises an enriching and engaging journey through time. From the opulent Biltmore Estate, America's largest privately-owned home, to the charming Montford District with its grand Victorian houses, you'll find historical landmarks telling the stories of our city's evolution from the late 18th century onward. In downtown Asheville, marvel at the Art Deco Grove Arcade and visit the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Explore the magnificent Basilica of Saint Lawrence or take in the exhibits of the Asheville History Museum, located in the Smith-McDowell House, the oldest surviving house in Asheville. Plan your visit today and experience firsthand the rich history that Asheville has to offer.