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Musical Feast: Golden Grove
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am$55
Did you know that Edwin Wiley Grove is known as the Father of Modern Asheville? The Grove Park Inn is a familiar landmark but what do you know of its origins? Learn all about the rich history of the Grove Park Inn on this Musical Feast tour.* The building is unique in its architecture but there is much to be learned – the details of the construction, its arts and crafts-style furniture, the history of the early years and the lore concerning its many notable guests.
After the forty-five-minute tour, you are invited to dine in the outdoor garden (weather permitting) of the Golden Fleece, located directly behind the Inn at 111 Grovewood Rd. There you will be offered a choice of tasty items from their menu – salads and an assortment of sandwiches (hint: the lamb is exquisite!)
Following lunch there will be time to explore the Grovewood Village next door and its shops and museums. The Grovewood Gallery offers local arts and crafts including pottery, woodworking, clothing and sculptures. Or perhaps you would prefer to explore the antique car museum or learn about Biltmore Industries founded in 1901 by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers. Both museums are open until 5:30 each afternoon.
For those of you who continue to be intrigued by the story of Asheville’s early years, this is a tour not to be missed!
*Please note that the tour of the Grove Park Inn is a walking tour and requires periods of standing. There is one set of stairs, however an elevator is available if needed.