“Art Driving Social Change”
History. Art. Poetry. Music. Community green spaces. Vivid voices. Grassroots initiatives. The past, present, and future of African-Americans in Asheville is a story of resilience. Learn about this powerful story on Hood Tours. Explore Asheville’s historically African- American neighborhoods with artist, poet and visionary DeWayne Barton. Hood Tours is an intimate, interactive experience that is guaranteed to leave you looking at this mountain town with new eyes.
Hood Tours is a social enterprise that provides opportunities for young people while helping to spark more grassroots economic development in these resilient communities.
We offer driving and walking tours. Tours last between one and a half and two hours.
Driving Tours occur Thursday through Saturday. Driving tours begin at the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue. The cost for a driving tour is $30/adult and $15/youth ages 4-17 (price includes all taxes and fees). We offer private tours as well. There is an additional fee for private tours on Sunday – Wednesday. We reserve the right to cancel if a tour is undersold. Click the button below to buy tickets. To schedule a private driving tour, please contact us.
Walking Tours of the Burton Street Community (West Asheville) and East End Valley Street (Downtown) are available for groups of 5 to 20 people. The cost for a walking tour is $20/adult and $10/youth ages 4-17 (price includes all taxes and fees). We offer private tours as well. There is an additional fee for private tours on Sunday – Wednesday. We reserve the right to cancel if a tour is undersold. Click the button above to buy tickets. To schedule a private walking tour, please contact us.
Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.