Asheville is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Asheville one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Asheville is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Asheville or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Asheville. Explore the historical monuments of Asheville with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Asheville guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Asheville page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Asheville landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Asheville.
#1 of 6 Historical Places in Asheville | Added 10647 times in trip plans
1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Known as America’s largest home The Biltmore Estate spawns a gargantuan area of 178,926 sq ft. Commissioned by George Vanderbilt and built by his architect Richard hunt the estate stands as America’s one of the most prominent examples of the architecture of the Gilded Age. The chateau was built sometime between 1889 and 1895 and is stil...
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52 North Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
One of the greatest and most prolific writers of the 20th century Thomas Wolfe immortalized his house in his autobiographical Novel ‘Look Homeward, Angel’. In the novel Wolfe incorporates many of his own experiences he had with his family. He spent most of his boyhood days in the house. It was later enlarged by his mother Julia in 1917 ...
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97 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
06:00 am - 09:00 pm
Considered as one of the most important religious communes of Asheville the Basilica was built in 1909. Although it’s just about a century old, looks quite antique and historic. It has the largest freestanding elliptical dome in the country. Its interiors are quite intricately carved and exotic. The Basilica is most famous for its stained gla...
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1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC 28731
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The home of a Pulitzer Prize winning poet Carl Sandburg, is considered as one of the most important National historic site in America. The house was built sometime in 1839 by an architect hired by Christopher Memminger. Late after his death his son inherited the home. It was in 1945 the Sandburg’s purchased the house for $45,000 and they live...
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9 Swan St, Asheville, NC
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Commissioned by the railroad baron George Vanderbilt for the Biltmore village, the Cathedral of all Souls is a parish church. It was established as a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. The church is quite small but beautifully decorated. The glasswork on the windows were originally hand blown but were later replaced. The ste...
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53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801
08:00 am - 04:30 pm
An 87 acre huge land where more than 13,000 people rest for eternity, the Riverside Cemetery is one of the most iconic cemeteries in Ashville. Built in 1885 the cemetery is not just a place to visit and mourn but also a place to experience the strange calm and quiet amidst the dead. It attracts over 2,000 tourists every year. There’s also abo...