Hendersonville North Carolina Tourism -Festivals, Art Galleries, Antique Shops, Outdoors, Hiking, Picnic Areas, Historic Sites, Museums

Hendersonville North Carolina Tourism and Travel Information

Getting Around

Hendersonville is 22 miles south of Asheville. It was established in 1840. The main roads leading into town are US 25, US 64 and I-26. The bus station is located at 7th Avenue East.

Hendersonville Airport is located at Shepards St. in Hendersonville. It serves  Hendersonville and surrounding areas.There is a flight school with flight training. You can rent an aircraft, have aircraft repair and get pilot supplies. Also, included in services is hanger storage. The Asheville Regional Airport is about 10 miles away.


Downtown Hendersonville has art galleries, antique shops, arts and crafts, boutiques, events and festivals.There are a lot of one way streets so be careful driving in town.

The area's hospital is Pardee located at 800 North Justice Street Hendersonville, NC zipcode: 28791. It is apart of the UNC medical care.

Outdoor activities include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and golfing.

Jump off Rock is located on Laurel Park Highway and is close to downtown Hendersonville. The Rock offers beautiful views of the area's mountains. It is also the subject of an old Cherokee Indian legend. A Indian ghost is suppose to haunt the area.

Golf courses are a popular retreat for both visitors and residents. Both public and private courses featuring 9 and 18 holes.

DuPont State Forest is located off US 64 between Brevard and Hendersonville. There are 10000 acres within the state forest. Go hiking, biking, horseback riding on designated trails. Also, go hunting and fishing. The forest contains beautiful waterfalls. Popular attractions to see are Triple Falls, Hooker Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, High Falls, Wintergreen Falls, and Grassy Creek Falls. Other attractions include Stone Mountain and Cedar Rock mountain. Both mountains have granite domes and are popular hiking and biking spots. The Hunger Games was filmed in part within the Dupont State Forest.

Hands on Child's gallery provides educational hand-on exhibits to stimulate thinking and learning.

Henderson county Farmers Mutual Curb Market - 221 North Church St. - fruits, vegetables, flowers, arts and crafts, jellies, jams and more for sale.

Hendersonville City Hall located at 145 5th Avenue East was built in 1928 and features historic artifacts.

Henderson County Heritage Museum exhibits the history of the area including information on the Cherokee Indians and the early pioneer settlements in the area. See artifacts and demonstrations.

Henderson County Genealogical & Historical Society has a library for history researchers and genealogists.

Historic Hendersonville Train Depot located on Maple Street features artifacts and a caboose.

Historic Johnson Farm is located at 3346 Haywood Rd and was built in 1880. Today, it is a hands on museum owned and operated by the Hendersonville County education system. The museum represents a typical mountain farm of the 19th century. The property includes the historic home, a barnloft, outbuildings and trails. It is listed on the National Registar of historic places.

Holmes State Forest is located southwest of Hendersonville. There are picnic areas, hiking, trails camping. Some trees within the forest have recordings you can activate by pressing a button to hear information about the forest.

Mountain Farm & Home Museum located at 101 Brookside Camp Road. The museum exhibits antique farm equipment and household items including children's toys.

The Bullington Center features a botanical gardens and offers programs and workshops on horticulture.

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design at 1181 Broyles Road is apart of UNC and featurs exhibits by artists.

The McClintock Chime Clock is a 65 year old restored clock located on Main Street.

Mineral and Lapidary Museum is located at 400 North Main St. The museum exhibits minerals and other earth science displays. It has an exhibit on T-Rex dinosaurs featuring a cast skull of a T-Rex.

North Mills river campground is a very nice campground with shower and toilets, trout stream and swimming (wading and play in water) area.

The Pisgah National Forest offers hiking, biking, camping, fishing, picnicking. There are some beautiful waterfalls within the park. Popular attractions include Cradle of Forestry, sliding rock, Looking Glass Falls and  fish hatchery.

WNC air museum features 1917-1949 vintage airplanes. There is an annual air fair held in June that include helicopter and plane rides.

Communities within the Hendersonville area include , Bat Cave, Dana, Edneyville, Etowah, Flat Rock, Fletcher, Gerton, Horse Shoe, Laurel Park, Mills River, Naples, Tuxedo and Zirconia .

Festivals and Events

Garden Jubilee is held Memorial Day weekend. The even features garden advise. There are also arts and crafts for sale.

apple festival hendersonville labor day weekendHendersonville is known for apples. The NC Apple Festival is held Labor Day weekend in Hendersonville. There is a parade down Main street.

Art on Main is an event held the first weekend of August exhibiting artwork of regional artists.

Music on Main Street is featured June - August with outdoor concerts and dancing.

Annual Quilt fest held in October is an exhibit of new and old Quilts for sale.