Main Street Guided History Walk

Friday, September 11, 2020


On Friday, September 11, stroll along Historic Main Street with tour guide Mary Jo Padgett to answer such questions as -- who donated the land where the new town would be built, what is the age of the oldest block of buildings, what was on the third floor (and in the basement) of the old City Hall, who was the town named for, where was the old Opera House, bordellos, shoot-outs, trolley lines, and stories of life in the old days on Chinquapin Hill.  The walk will start at 10 a.m. at the front steps of City Hall, corner of Fifth Avenue E. and King St.

Cost for each tour is $10 per person 10 years and older.  Children under 10 are free with a paid adult. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, space is limited and reservations are required. Participants should wear a cloth face covering.  To make reservations or for more information, phone Padgett at 828-545-3179 or email  Visit and click on Guided Walks for a complete schedule.     

Now in its sixth year, Hendersonville Guided History Walks offers 90-plus minute walks in three historic areas of town:  along Main Street (Friday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.), in Oakdale Cemetery (Friday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.), and in the 7th Avenue Historic Depot District (Friday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.).  

City Hall