Museums to visit In Asheville, NC

Asheville is a gorgeous, historical city with a many experiences you must try. If you are a history buff, searching for new experiences, or just have some time to kill, the many museums of Asheville await you!

Below are just a few of our suggestions. 

Asheville Art Museum

Address: 2 S Pack Square, Asheville
Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 11AM - 6PM
Closed Tuesdays

$15 per person

Asheville has cultivated an active art scene, and you can treat your eyes to some of it here. Stained glass images, historical pieces that call back to different cultures, and even modern art pieces meant to tell a story grace each exhibit.

The museum's collection has been developed over the course of decades. Modern artists submit their works to share with the world around them. It's the perfect place to spend a day relaxing.

Hood Huggers

Address: 47 Bryant St, Asheville
Monday - Saturday: 9AM - 5PM
Closed Sundays

$25 per adult
$15 per youth (ages 4 - 17)

At most history museums, you'll tend to hear tried and true American stories that have been passed down for generations. When you take a tour with Hood Huggers, you'll have the opportunity to explore some of the key black history locations in North Carolina.

Hood Huggers offers tours around Asheville, each offering their own unique knowledge pieces. If you want to spend a bit of time on your trip learning other people's stories, then Hood Huggers should be on your itinerary.

Asheville Pinball Museum

Address: 1 Battle Square Ste 1B, Asheville
Sunday - Monday: 1PM - 6PM
Wednesday - Saturday: 2PM - 9PM
Closed Tuesdays

$15 per person

Explore the wonders of the classic arcade game: Pinball! At the pinball museum, you'll learn how the game was created, see antique pinball machines, and play as many games as you want! Perfect for arcade lovers and families with children.

Asheville Museum of Science

Address: 43 Patton Ave, Asheville
Monday, Wednesday - Saturday: 10AM - 5PM
Sunday: 1PM - 5PM
Closed Tuesdays

$8 per person

If you have a deep love for the sciences, then you'll have to check out the Asheville Museum of Science sometime during your vacation! They have a fully-assembled dinosaur skeleton on display, scientific events throughout the year, play areas for children, and small scavenger hunt activities. Great time for younger families. 

Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Address: 52 N Market St, Asheville
Tuesday - Saturday: 9AM - 5PM
Closed Monday and Sunday

$5 per adult
$2 per youth

Sometimes the best way to understand history is by stepping into it yourself. The Thomas Wolfe Memorial is a historic house museum that you can tour around. You'll see how people lived in the 20th century, and you'll have a chance to ask questions about the literary giant.

Craggy Mountain Line

Address: 111 Woodfin Ave, Asheville
Monday - Tuesday, Friday - Saturday: 9AM - 5PM

$90 / two hours: group of up to 4 people.
$100 / two hours: group of up to 10 people.
$150 / two hours: group of 10 - 15 people.

Tram tours are one-of-a-kind experiences that you should test out if you want to explore Asheville in a unique way. The Craggy Mountain Line has events throughout the year to celebrate Independence Day, Christmas, and even Halloween.

On top of that, you can learn about the train line's historical significance. It can be an invaluable part of your vacation to Asheville.
Even though we were only able to show a small portion of Asheville's history, you can see the rest of it once you get here. Check out all the amazing historical sites in one of America's best tourist cities.

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