The  Asheville  URBAN  TRAIL...
The Asheville Urban Trail...>
        The Asheville Urban Trail an art museum without walls, a walk through time, an opportunity to examine the rich architecture, to enjoy neighborhoods and learn about the people and events that have given Asheville its distinctive flair.    Walking the Urban Trail you will learn intriguing stories about the city's past while exploring a wealth of shops, restaurants, galleries and lively public spaces.    The entire Trail is 1.7 miles long and takes roughly two hours to walk.

        The Urban Trail was begun by the City of Asheville as part of its ongoing program to improve the quality of our city through the display of public art.    The Trail was designed by volunteers and built with donations from individuals, groups and organizations who wish to leave a lasting legacy to their community.

        There are now thirty "stations" (sculptures and plaques) that define the Urban Trail.    The story of the city is celebrated by commemorating five periods of the city's social history:     Pink granite markers embedded in the sidewalk display the icon for each period and guide the visitor along the Trail.

  Click on Granite markers
   Learn more about the GILDED AGE     Learn more about the FRONTIER  PERIOD     Learn more about the TIMES of THOMAS WOLFE     Learn more about the ERA  OF  CIVIC  PRIDE    Learn more about the AGE  OF   DIVERSITY 
Guided tours.... From April through October regular tours will be scheduled every Saturday at » 10:30AM and also at 3:00PM.    There is a $5.00 charge per person ($2 for children) and the meeting place is at the front desk inside Pack Place.    Those interested in self-guided tours can rent an audiocassette with headset at Pack Place.    Guided tours for special groups can be arranged by calling the Asheville Area Arts Council at   828-258-0710  or email at  info@ashevillearts.com .

        While at Pack Place, the starting point for tours, stop in the Asheville Art Museum Shop to see the Urban Trail products available for purchase as a memento of your visit to the Urban Trail.    Urban Trail maps are available at the Arts Council office, 11 Biltmore Avenue, Pack Place, Asheville Art Museum, and the Chamber of Commerce.

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Photos By Richard McBride

Station #18...  Wolfe's Neighborhood
#18... Wolfe's  Neighborhood
Station #21...  On the Move
#21... On the Move
Station #27...  Monument Corner
#27... Monument  Corner
Station #16...  Legacy of Design
#16... Legacy of Design
Station #20...  Curtain Calls
#20... Curtain Calls
Station #2...  Crossroads
#2... Crossroads
Station #13...  Appalachian Stage
#13... Appalachian Stage
Station #23...  Past and Promise
#23... Past and Promise
Station #10...  Grove's Vision
#10... Grove's  Vision
Station #29...   The Block
#29... The Block
Station #7...  Art Deco Masterpiece
#7... Art Deco Masterpiece
Station #3...   Stepping Out
#3... Stepping Out
Station #5...   Immortal Image
#5... Immortal Image
Station #8...   Flat Iron Architecture
#8... Flat Iron Architecture
Station #30...   Hotel District
#30... Hotel District
Station #1...   Walk into History
#1... Walk into History
Station #15...  Marketplace
#15... Marketplace
Station #11...   Historic Hilltop
#11... Historic Hilltop
Station #4...   O. Henry
#4... O. Henry
Station #22...  Civic Pride
#22... Civic Pride
Station #9...  Cat Walk
#9... Cat Walk
Station #17...  Woodfin House
#17... Woodfin House
Station #19...  Dixieland
#19... Dixieland
Station #6...  Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.
#6... Elizabeth Blackwell

Station #25...  Ellington's Dream
#25... Ellington's Dream
Station #14...  Shopping Daze
#14... Shopping Daze
Station #12...  Guastavino's Monument
#12... Guastavino's Monument
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GoTo...Station #1... Walk  into  History  GoTo...Station #2... Crossroads  GoTo...Station #3... Stepping  Out  GoTo...Station #4... O  Henry  GoTo...Station #5... Immortal Image  GoTo...Station #6... Elizabeth  Blackwell,  MD  GoTo...Station #7... An  Art  Deco  Masterpiece  GoTo...Station #8... Flat Iron  GoTo...Station #9... Cat  Walk  GoTo...Station #10... Grove's Vision  GoTo...Station #11... Historic Hilltop  GoTo...Station #12... Guastavino's  Monument  GoTo...Station #13... Appalachian  Stage  GoTo...Station #14... Shopping Daze  GoTo...Station #15... Marketplace  GoTo...Station #16... Legacy  of  Design  GoTo...Station #17... Woodfin House  GoTo...Station #18... Wolfe's  Neighborhood  GoTo...Station #19... Dixieland  GoTo...Station #20... Curtain Calls  GoTo...Station #21... On the Move  GoTo...Station #22... Civic  Pride  GoTo...Station #23... Past  and  Promise  GoTo...Station #24... Man and Mountain  GoTo...Station #25... Ellington's Dream  GoTo...Station #26... Time Remembered  GoTo...Station #27... Monument  Corner  GoTo...Station #28... Brick Artisan  GoTo...Station #29... The Block  GoTo...Station  #30... The Hotel  District  GoTo...The Mountains 2 Sea Information Network  GoTo... The Asheville Area Arts Council
   Learn more about the GILDED AGE     Learn more about the FRONTIER  PERIOD     Learn more about the TIMES of THOMAS WOLFE     Learn more about the ERA  OF  CIVIC  PRIDE    Learn more about the AGE  OF   DIVERSITY 


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