Guided Walking Tours

The Museum conducts guided walking tours on the second Saturday of each month from April to October. There are special tours during the White Squirrel Festival (Saturday of Memorial Day weekend), National Preservation Month Activities (May 16) ers Day Fair (Saturday of Labor Day weekend) and Halloweenfest. The cost is $15 per person. The tours last approximately one hour. There are a variety of tours available. Tours require reservations since space is limited to ensure a unique and educational experience for participants. We request that reservations be final by noon the preceding day. Reservations can be made by calling the Museum during our regular hours, Wednesday through Friday, from 10 am until 5 pm, Saturday from 11 am until 3 pm, or by sending an email titled "Walking Tour Reservations" to curator@transylvaniaheritage.org

Special tours can be arranged for groups of four or more with a minimum of two weeks’ notice. 

 

2020 Walking Tour Schedule:

April 11: Historic Probart Street 

Discover the link between some of the founding fathers and the town's growth and economy and learn the history of Brevard's oldest structure, the Red House Inn. Departs from the Transylvania Heritage Museum at 10:30 am.

May 9: Historic East Main Street

Stroll through Brevard's Historic East Main Street Extension and learn about St. Philips Episcopal Church, the Inn at Brevard, and several other homes that carry the names of families that were involved in the life of the town for many years. Departs from Silvermont at 10:30 am.

May 25: White Squirrel Festival - On the Hunt of the White Squirrel

Explore Historic Brevard and hunt for the Elusive White Squirrel. Along the way, learn how the White Squirrel became a Transylvania County resident. Tours departs from the Heritage Museum at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.

June 13: Behind the Scenes West Main Street

Explore Brevard and learn about the early families and architecture of West Mains from a different perspective while walking behind buildings and through alleyways. Departs from the Transylvania Heritage Museum at 10:30 am.

July 11: Historic Probart Street 

August 8: Meet the Founding Fathers 

Learn about the people behind the formation of the County and the establishment of the City of Brevard by visiting several namesakes throughout the City. Departs from the Transylvania Heritage Museum at 1:30 am and 3:30 pm.

September 12: Behind the Scenes on West Main Street 

Explore Brevard and learn about the early families and architecture of West Mains from a different perspective while walking behind buildings and through alleyways. Departs from the Transylvania Heritage Museum at 10:30 am.

October 10: Historic Probart Street

October 31: Halloweenfest - Tell me a Ghost Story

Learn about the Sunbonnet Girl, the Ghost of Shoal Creek and other chilling tales of spirits and spooks as you travel along the dimly lit streets of Brevard. Dress warmly! Tours depart the Museum at 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30 pm. 

 

 

 
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