Hendersonville, NC – The City of Four Seasons

Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County.  The county and city is named for 19th-century Supreme Court Chief Justice Leonard Henderson. Hendersonville is traditionally known as “The City of Four Seasons”.  Incorporated in 1897.

Hendersonville is a lovely city.  It has tree-lined streets with large planters of flowers, bushes and hanging baskets all along Main Street, it creates a beautiful setting for the tables, chairs and benches.

Dad’s C.A.T.’s Collectible and Toy Store – specializes in quality collectible scale models like airplanes, autos, banks, cranes, earthmovers, tractors, emergency vehicles, trucks and railroad accessories.  620 N Main St

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Since 1883, Mast General Store has been outfitting the Appalachians with traditional mercantile goods, comfortable clothing, rugged footwear and quality outdoor gear for all mountain seasons. 527 N. Main St

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All Nations Trading – handmade tribal items – jewelry, beadwork, dream catchers, pottery and clothing. 514 N Main St

Team Ecco Ocean Aquarium – several aquariums (educational) 511 N Main St

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Silver Fox Gallery – contemporary American art, craft and furniture – 508 N Main St

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Village Green Antique Mall – 20 antique dealers in 12000 square foot building.  Largest collections of 19th century American chests and one and two drawer side tables in the south. 424 N Main St

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Dancing Bear Toys – 418 N Main St

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Mineral & Lapidary Museum – exhibits North Carolina minerals, fluorescent minerals, fossils, geodes and gemstones.  400 N Main St

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Hands On Museum – The mission of Hands On! is to provide children and families with “hands on” educational experiences that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment. 318 N Main St

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MacFarlan Bake Shop – they offer 160 different baked good items daily since 1930.   309 N Main St

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Mike’s On Main Restaurant – 1950s décor. The Coca-Cola mural on the side of the building was recently repainted by a painter that was sent down from Charlotte, NC by Coco-Cola to repaint the mural.  303 N Main

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Henderson Heritage Museum – The history of Henderson County in 6 rooms and 2000 square feet.  Interesting exhibits that takes a while to go through.  Courthouse square on Main Street

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Visitor Center – very nice people answered all my questions – 201 S Main St

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VISITOR CENTER

Western North Carolina Air Museum – the museum has 18 airplanes from 1915 to 1988.  As I found out they are not open on Friday, only Saturday and Sunday. 1340 E. Gilbert St.

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WNC AIR MUSEUM

Apple Valley Model Railroad  – The Apple Valley Model Railroad Club is located inside the Historic Hendersonville, N.C. Railroad Depot. It occupies an area of 22’x100’ and has a Western North Carolina setting.

The present depot was started in 1902. Originally it was 87 feet long and consisted of two waiting rooms.  In 1906 15 feet was added to each end of the station to provide a Ladies waiting room, and more baggage handling space.  650 Maple Avenue

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Wolfe’s Angel – Marble statue from the Asheville shop of W. O. Wolfe. Inspired title of son Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel. Stands 150 feet south – statue and historic marker is in the Oakdale Cemetery

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Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard – family owned, first commercial vineyard in Henderson County.  14 varieties of grapes grown in two locations at elevations of 2,300 and 3,000 feet.  588 Chestnut Gap Rd

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SAINT PAUL WINERY

                I’m the outdoorsy type, I drink my wine on the porch

Burntshirt Vineyard – Family owned, pretty vineyard.  2695 Sugarloaf Rd

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BURNTSHIRT TASTING ROOM
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BURNTSHIRT TASTING ROOM

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