Comments from our Historic Tour Guests:

(You might not  believe these are real but they are.)

In response to our survey question; "What was the best thing about our tour?"

"The variety all in one day!" SM

"It was super."  MF

"The itinerary contained all stops of interest."  Anon.

"The concern with the passengers as opposed to the time table."     GE

"I enjoyed the stop and stories at St. John's."  JB

"Good selection of sites, appropriate time at each, enthusiastic tour guide."   Anon.

"It was great!  The trolley is like a vacation."  TR

"Everything."  MM

Mary Jo's History Walks

Historic Hendersonville Tour

 We are proud to offer the original Historic Hendersonville Tour.  This is our

town and we would like to show you what makes it special.  This is not a

"dusty ole' dates" tour.  Our trolley tour is jam-packed with historical tidbits, oddities,

appropriate reverence and pure fun, with stops at significant historic locations.    We offer tours anytime by trolley or bus to charters of 15 or more persons.  In addition, we offer guided walks:

Mary Jo's Guided History Walks. 

Comments from Mary Jo's Tour:

"Absolutely fascinating. I learned so much about history and architecture."  SN

"Well done.  Mary Jo told me things I didn't know."  RB

"I am from here, and I still picked up many facts and stories I never knew. Now when I shop downtown, it means so much more to me."  CT

Now in its 8th Year

​​​2 hour Trolley tours
This tour is only available for charters of 15 or more.

$15.00/children 5-12,
4 years & under free with a paying adult. One child per adult.

(Cancellations made less than 7 days before departure are not refundable.)

This tour begins at 10AM at the Visitor's Center, 201 South Main Street.

3 hour Trolley tours 
This tour is available for charters of 15 or more.

$29.95/adults, $27.95/Seniors (55+)
$22.50/children 5-12,
4 years & under free with a paying adult. One child per adult.
Includes an ice cream cone at World Famous Piggy's.

For Charters, we have three pickup locations: 

1.  Mountain Inn and Suites (755 Upward Road, Flat Rock NC 28731)  Directions:  I-26, Exit 53 Upward Road, top of the ramp turn left.  Mountain Inn and Suites is on left.

2. The Hampton Inn (155 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792).  Directions:  I-26, Exit 49A, at US 64E, 1st light (Waffle House on corner) turn right.  The Hampton Inn ison the right.

3.  The Visitor's Center (201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC  28792)

For Information:


Mary Jo – a journalist and editor who also leads guided walks in Paris, France, on the American Revolution history there – conducts guided history walks for groups of 8 or more in Hendersonville.  

Stroll with her along Main Street to be charmed by the town's fascinating history, historic architecture and those long-ago shoot-outs, bordellos, and glittering eras.

Or join her along the pathways of Hendersonville's Historic Oakdale Cemetery where the famous "Look Homeward Angel" statue is located.  Grave markers can tell interesting stories and whisper come along to discover Hendersonville's buried past.

Each tour is 90 (or so) minutes.  $10 per person (children under 10 years free with paying adult). 

Contact Mary Jo for details:

828-545-3179...or visit her website at and click on Guided Walks.

We're not kidding around.  You need to take one of our tours!

   The Historic Hendersonville Trolley Tour includes: 

   The Curb Market *

   (open Tues, Thurs, Friday & Sat)
   The Historic Courthouse & Museum
   St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church
   The Flat Rock Playhouse 
   The Carl Sandburg Home
   Historic Main Street 

   The 7th Avenue Historic Train Depot

   (open Wed., Sat.)  

   Van's  Chocolates (local chocolatier)*

    * Step-off visits

We also offer Step On Tour Guides for 
Motor Coach and Bus Groups.
For information:


If you are planning a group visit, you might want to visit our group sales company at