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Asheville Ghost Walking Tour and Mystery Museum
"Meet your guide at the Asheville Masonic Temple location of the Asheville Mystery Museum for your 2-hour hautned walking tour. Stroll through the streets of scenic downtown Asheville at night as you are brought to the area's most haunted hotspots. You'll hear the legends and history of:The Pink Lady who haunts the Grove Park Inn and much more. Not only will you experience Asheville's dark underbelly but you'll also learn about ghost hunting! At the end of the tour you will enter the basement of the Masonic Temple to experience Mystery Museum. You'll never view Asheville the same way again!"""
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Asheville Ghost Walking Tour and Mystery Museum
"Meet your guide at the Asheville Masonic Temple location of the Asheville Mystery Museum for your 2-hour hautned walking tour. Stroll through the streets of scenic downtown Asheville at night as you are brought to the area's most haunted hotspots. You'll hear the legends and history of:The Pink Lady who haunts the Grove Park Inn and much more. Not only will you experience Asheville's dark underbelly but you'll also learn about ghost hunting! At the end of the tour you will enter the basement of the Masonic Temple to experience Mystery Museum. You'll never view Asheville the same way again!"""
From $20.00
 
Waldensian Trail of Faith Tour
"On arrival at the Waldensian Trail of Faith in Valdese you’ll either meet a docent for a guided tour with your small group of 10 or purchase a guidebook at the Visitor Center and walk the level concrete path at your own pace (depending on the option you select at booking). Start with a short video that introduces you to the history and religious heritage of the Waldens a small community of faith from the alpine valleys of Italy who lived by the scriptures and were driven into exile to settle in the North Carolina foothills and preserve a future for their families. Hear their story while you stroll this&# which bears witness to the journey that led these peaceful people from one continent to another in search of religious freedom.  At the operating sawmill see how wood for the early homes was created. Bread is baked in the outdoor oven and shared during the tour. Bocci courts are also available for playing the sport enjoyed by the Waldensians. Please note: Self-guided tours do not include the sawmil""
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More Local Customs in Asheville

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Don't they celebrate Halloween?

I was in Asheville some 2 weeks prior to Halloween. Before I had seen quite many Halloween decorations both in small Virginia towns and in Richmond, Virginia. So, I expected to see them in downtown...
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Blacksmith at work

I saw a demenstration of blacksmith's work in the Historic Horse Barn in the Biltmore Farm Village. It included forging and shaping iron with a hammer and anvil. The metal was heated until it glowed...
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Woodworking

I have seem woodworker at work in the Historic Horse Barn in the Biltmore Farm Village. The woodworker used original tools from the beginning of 20th century. In western North Carolina woodworker's...
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Appalachian folk music

There are music perfomances for visitors in the Historic Horse Barn of the Biltmore Estate, They take plays everyday at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm. I heard two passionate musicians playing on acoustic guitar...
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Craftsmen in pewter

In a tent put close to the Biltmore House I saw, among others, two craftsmen working in pewter - an alloy of tin (85-99 percent ), copper and antimony, a bright, shiny metal that is very similar in...
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Sculptor and Celtic knots in Asheville

There were two large, white tents put up between the Biltmore House and the Gardens in late October 2004. There were numerous Halloween decorations made of corn and pumpkins around the tents. The...
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Freedom of speech in Asheville/USA

Strolling around downtown Asheville I met a few people publicizing their views and opinions on art, politics, religion etc. just standing on a sidewalk and talking. The young guy in my picture was...
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Early voting free shuttle (for Bush suppoters?)

I am not sure whether it's a local custom just for Asheville but I saw it exclusively there, some 2 weeks before presidential election in 2004. I saw that car in my picture advertising one of the...
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Diversity in hairstyles

If you are interested in hundreds of different hairstyles Asheville is a perfect place to watch them. They should have boom for hairstylists there. Unlike other animals, human beings of many cultures...
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Dragon, Michaelmas and the Fall Fair

I was very surprised or better to say dissapointed when I saw large, 15-feet long, costume of dragon in the Biltmore House. Its bright colours completely didn't fit to elegant interiors of the...
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Diversity in fashion

People I could meet and watch in downtown Asheville were dressed in many different styles from elegant, business costumes and suits (locals running to work) through casual clothes (jeans + T-shirts -...
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Diversity of people

Asheville seems to be a melting pot of different people and cultures, surely on a small scale as it isn't a large city. It's for sure neither San Francisco nor New Orleans. And I didn't see any Black...
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They take care of downtown now!

I've visited quite many smaller towns and cities in the South and western + southwestern part of the USA. Many of them are sweet, but some are rundown and remain neglected for years. I was told that...
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Music scene

Asheville is famous for its lively music scene and compared to New Orleans, Nashville or Memphis in travel literature. Well, there are musicians who come to Asheville mainly from the North in search...
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1 Antler Hill Rd., Asheville, North Carolina, 28803, United States
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1 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, North Carolina, 28801, United States
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204 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, North Carolina, 28805, United States
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115 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, North Carolina, 28803, United States
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Top Things to Do in Asheville

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Biltmore Estate

While visiting the Biltmore Estate we went to Antler Village for lunch and were so very glad we chose to dine at Cedric's Tavern. A most upscale pub in keeping with the style and ambiance of the...
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Craggy Gardens

Craggy Gardens is a park area along the Blue Ridge Parkway about 15 miles northeast of Asheville. Located around Milepost 364, Craggy Gardens is just before Mount Mitchell if coming from Asheville. ...
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