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“Excellent introduction to Asheville”

Herstory Asheville: A Tour that Tells the Rest of the Story
Ranked #38 of 63 Tours in Asheville
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Owner description: Asheville's only tour spotlighting women's history is a walking tour of downtown filled with the city's fascinating history and stories of women who helped shape it. It's an inspiring look at Asheville from a different point of view (that can't be found with a google search)! We now offer guided Urban Trail tours as well, planned in conjunction with the Urban Trail Subcommittee. The best possible tour experience is guaranteed!
Fairfax, VA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Excellent introduction to Asheville”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We arranged our tour with Brenda to start our first visit to Asheville. We couldn't have started our trip in a more interesting and informative way. Brenda is great to work with as far as scheduling and very knowledgeable about Asheville's history. She is obviously passionate about her subject, and her stories about the incredible women of Asheville really come to life. The men in our small group found it every bit as interesting as the women did. Knowing we were brand new to Asheville, Brenda made sure to tell us about places we shouldn't miss on our trip and her guidance really made the rest of our long weekend that much more enjoyable. Hopefully we will arrange another tour when we return next year!

Visited October 2012
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Asheville
2 reviews
“Great walking tour”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

I went on Brenda's Herstory tour today with several friends. It was wonderful. Brenda knows her subject matter very well. Her enthusiasm for the material and the women she was telling us about is contagious. All of us have lived here for several years, but we still heard a lot stories that were new to us. I highly recommend this tour for both men and women and for all ages. This will definitely become part of the local sightseeing tours for my out of town company.

Visited October 2012
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Sylva, North Carolina, United States
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Brenda is Awesome!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have lived in WNC since 1994 and visited Asheville many years prior to that and have never taken the Downtown Walking tour. This one was focused on the Herstory of Asheville and it was very interesting. Brenda does an awesome job of weaving the stories of the women who helped to build Asheville and WNC and creates an entertaining herstory! You won't want to miss it!

Visited September 2012
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Educational and so much fun”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

My daughter and I took Brenda's Herstory and Urban trail tour last Sunday. It rained for part of the tour and we had so much fun we hardly noticed. Asheville is beautiful rain or shine and has a rich historical past. I've lived here for over six years and have literally been tripping over history. There are monuments, statues, informational points, etc. scattered all over the city that I was not aware of until Brenda pointed it out to us. Brenda is well informed and delightful to spend time with. I guarantee you'll come away from one of her tours happier and more informed than when you began.

Visited September 2012
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Hillsboro, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“An entertaining & educational tour”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

I recently took the Urban Trail tour with Brenda Williams, and it was a wonderful experience! Being a relatively new resident of Asheville, it was interesting to see the places and hear the stories of the people in the city's history. Brenda has a great knowledge of the city's history, and along with old photos to help tell the stories, she brings the city's past to life. If you are interested in the colorful stories of the city's founding residents, or in the beautiful architectural history of downtown, you will enjoy this tour. It was a very entertaining and educational experience!

Visited August 2012
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