Fascinating history can be found at a variety of museums and historic sites in Asheville and the many small towns of the western North Carolina mountains. Learn about our Appalachian natural and cultural history, including the history of the Cherokee Indians. Discover why our area is so rich in art and music.
Best Museums & Historic Sites near Asheville
Blue Ridge Heritage Trail
A fun way to explore is with a new interpretive trail by Blue Ridge National Heritage Area that traverses 27 counties in Western North Carolina with 69 signs that highlight important and fascinating cultural and natural heritage sites and attractions. Also, find interactive kiosks in five NC Welcome Centers at interstate entrances to the region. Pick up a large map brochure and hit the road!