Guided History Walks, Murals, Mosaic, and Ghost Signs

Saturday, July 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

On Saturday July 27, at 10 a.m., the walk begins in front of the Historic Courthouse on Main St. Exploring along the side and back streets of downtown, including a stroll to 7th Avenue and back along Main St., you’ll learn the stories behind more than 6 murals, including some very new ones, a mosaic made with 250,000 small pieces of glass, and numerous ghost signs barely hiding in plain sight on old buildings.

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.

“We’ll step back in time through the interesting history and architecture of Hendersonville,” Padgett said. “Hendersonville has its own unique culture and spirit, which actually began with the lifestyle of the Native Americans, grew into a farming area due to fertile soil, and blossomed as a popular destination during the heyday of railroads. Our lives here today are influenced by all of that.”

Padgett served on Hendersonville City Council for eight years, is a journalist and public relations consultant, was co-founder and former executive director of ECO, was associate editor at The Mother Earth News magazine, and conducts programs and guided tours in Paris, France, on the American Revolution. Her parents spent their honeymoon in the Skyland Hotel on Main Street. She grew up on a farm in Rutherford County, and has lived in a century-old house in downtown Hendersonville for 42 years.

To make reservations or for more information, contact Padgett at 828-545-3179 or email Visit


Main Street & 7th Avenue