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Riverside Cemetery Walking Tour in Asheville

Thomas Wolfe's Headstone

Headstone of Thomas Wolfe

This spring, escape the doldrums of the every day norm with a memorable mountain trip to visit the Riverside Cemetery in Asheville. The stunning mountain vistas along Blue Ridge are only surpassed by the charming cities and people. Asheville will show you the natural beauty of the mountains, and our cemetery walking tour will introduce you to the legacy of those who built its rich culture.

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Riverside Cemetery is nestled in the Montford Historic District, one of Asheville’s gems. It is one of the largest historic districts in the state with over 600 contributing structures, the majority of which were built between 1890 and 1925. Our Historic Riverside Cemetery Walking Tour in Asheville is the perfect way to spend a day in Asheville, marveling at stately mausoleums and hearing the stories and legends of the many famous Smoky Mountains men and women of all walks of life.

Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel

Stroll through scenic Riverside Cemetery, a Victorian, rural, garden cemetery and treasure tree repository. This beautiful location is the final resting place of many local and several nationally known personalities such as writers Thomas Wolfe, O’Henry and artist Kenneth Noland.

Stories of soldiers and desperados, artists and philanthropists abound in this peaceful spot. There are even some stories that claim the dearly departed can still be seen posthumously, including Thomas Wolfe, author of the coming-of-age classic “Look Homeward, Angel.” But we say visit the gorgeous cemetery to find out for yourself! ;) Don’t miss out on this enlightening, serene walking tour to visit the elite of days gone by in Asheville.

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