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History@Hand

Neighbourhood: Historic Montford
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Address: 333 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1609
Phone Number: +1 828-777-1014
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Don't Miss the Walking Tour of Montford

If Montford still had a mayor, which it did briefly in the late 1800s, Sharon would be it. She is so knowledgeable about the houses, history, and people of Montford. Her walking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2015
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san francisco, CA

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san francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

If Montford still had a mayor, which it did briefly in the late 1800s, Sharon would be it. She is so knowledgeable about the houses, history, and people of Montford. Her walking tour started at her beautifully restored home on Montford Avenue. First she oriented us to the geography of the area with a large map that showed us how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Great tour. Sharon is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of Asheville history and what was going on elsewhere, to add context. You'll be happy you took this walk. a great value!

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

You will have a wonderful time learning the truth and nothing abut the truth about Asheville's glorious history, neglect and resuretion to the creative, lively, upbeat and spirited city day and night that it now is. John took just the two us on an informative walk all around Asheville starting at the the Vance Memorial. The architecture, history and tips... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

There is nothing like a walking tour to get a real sense of a community. Sharon gave us a wonderful tour; entertaining and educational. A walking tour is a wonderful way to "see" a new place with little time. Bob and Kathy Nicholson Syracuse, NY

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Took a 90 minute Downtown Asheville walking tour with Kevin Frasier as our guide. Kevin was very knowledgable about the history and architecture of the city. The tour was made more enjoyable as each participant had an individual audio system, so that even with the noise of the city - busses, people, construction, we could hear Kevin as he walked... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

My 10 year old daughter took this tour with her school group and loved it. She is still pointing out things that she saw for the first time in her own city and we're still talking about local history together.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

Sharon is really strong, knowledgeable & passionate about Asheville. She is well versed & comprehensive in her area knowledge. She really knows the nitty gritty.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

Sharon's impressive knowledge of the hisory of Asheville added a whole new layer of interest for me about the city. We toured several landmarks I was not aware of and now I will go back to learn more about them. It was evident that Sharon is part and parcel of the fabric of Asheville and she makes her connections work... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

I had two days in Asheville. I looked on this site for a different type of tour. This caught my eye. My guide was Sharon and did she know her stuff! She was happy to answer any question I had and give advise on where to go and what to see on my own after the tour. What was nice... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

We read about History@hand from an AAA list of attractions in Asheville, NC. We called Sharon Fahrer and were able to set up a two hour walking tour of historic Asheville within thirty minutes of our call. We met Sharon at the Obelisk and she proceeded to tell us an enormous amount of history concerning Asheville. Particularly fascinating was the... More 

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