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Historic Hendersonville & Village of Flat Rock
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Historic Downtown - was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March of 1988. Thriving businesses such as specialty shops, antique stores and restaurants offer something for everyone of all ages. The historic district offers the visitor traditional southern hometown charm. Downtown hosts many activities including the NC Apple Festival held during Labor Day weekend, as well as, art shows, an antique show, car shows, and parades throughout the year.
www.dhinc.org
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Flat Rock Playhouse, State Theater of North Carolina - The Playhouse is considered one "Top Ten Theaters in the Country." A wonderful escape from life's hectic pace, the Playhouse offers quality entertainment rarely found so far from Broadway. The Playhouse is open from mid-May through mid-October, plus holiday productions, presenting matinees and evening performances Wednesday through Sunday.
www.flatrockplayhouse.org
 
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Carl Sandburg Home - Carl Sandburg, American poet, historian, author, and lecturer spent the final 22 years of his long and productive life at his estate, Connemara, in Flat Rock, NC. Today this National Historic Site offers a keen insight on Mr. Sandburg, his family and their 264 acre working farm. The Sandburg Home was built in 1838 and now houses his collection of 10,000 books, notes and papers. There are numerous hiking trails and a functional goat barn, where Mrs. Sandburg raised her prize winning goats.
http://www.romanticasheville.com/sandburg.htm
 
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St. John in the Wilderness - was built as a private chapel in 1833 and offers a unique perspective of prominent families in southern and national history. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Many well-known members of southern aristocracy have family plots in the churchyard; those names include: Christopher Memminger, first secretary of the Confederate treasury; members of the families of three signers of the Declaration of Independence; Edward P. King, the World War II General who led the infamous Bataan death march. The church and graveyard are open Tues. - Sun. from 9:00AM-4:00PM for visitation.
www.stjohnflatrock.org
 
Wolfe’s Angel - Author Thomas Wolfe’s first novel was Look Homeward, Angel. In the book there are constant references to an angel statue carved from Italian marble. This is the angel Wolfe placed in American literature. Thomas Wolfe’s father, W.O. Wolfe, sold the statue to the Johnson family to mark the family plot in Oakdale Cemetery. The angel is holding a lily in her left hand and extending her right hand upward. Oakdale Cemetery is located on Hwy. 64 W., just a short distance from downtown Hendersonville.
 
 
Jump Off Rock - is a scenic overlook which provides a panoramic view of rolling pastures, the Blue Ridge and Pisgah mountain ranges. Jump Off Rock also holds an Indian legend that has been passed down for many, many years. Over 300 years ago a young Cherokee Indian maiden received word that her young Indian Chief had been killed in battle, so she climbed to the edge of the rock and jumped off. Indian legend has it that on moonlit nights you can see the ghost of the maiden on Jump Off Rock. Jump Off is located about 5 miles from downtown at the end of Laurel Park Hwy in the Town of Laurel Park. The park is open daily, sunrise to sunset. No admission charge.
 
 
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