Guided History Walks ,7th Avenue/Historic Depot District

Saturday, July 20, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

On Saturday, July 20, the walk around the 7th Avenue and Historic Train Depot district will start at 10 a.m. at the front steps of City Hall, corner of Fifth Avenue E. and King St.

Four popular guided history walks will be offered in July on Saturday mornings in Hendersonville. These 90-plus minute walks explore various historic areas of town.

Cost for each tour is $10 per person 10 years and older. Children under 10 are free with a paid adult. Space is limited and reservations are suggested.

From there participants stroll toward the depot, where the first steam locomotive arrived in Hendersonville on July 4, 1879, crammed with tourists and visitors from the low country of South Carolina.

The neighborhood around the depot grew to become the commercial district during the exciting era of big-band music, dancing, numerous inns and hotels, much real estate trading, and huge agricultural growth. Money was made and lost, famous musicians and sports figures came calling, delicious food was enjoyed at every inn and boarding house …

Hendersonville was in its heyday from that moment until the financial crash of 1929. This neighborhood boasted many businesses run by Black and white owners. We’ll hear the details.

This is also the same location for the Hendersonville Farmers Market. Which is every Saturday from May-October. Visitors can expect a lively atmosphere celebrating food, farm and family with live music!

To make reservations or for more information, contact Mary Jo Padgett at 828-545-3179 or email maryjo@maryjopadgett.com. Visit www.maryjopadgett.com 

7th Avenue/Historic Depot District