Hood Tours

Hood Tours Asheville
“Art Driving Social Change”

HoodTours_LOGO-2History. 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 (includes all taxes and fees).  Other tours are available by appointment at additional costs.

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 (includes all taxes and fees).

Contact us if your group is interested in scheduling a tour.  Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DeWayne Barton, Hood Tours

Click here to read a Citizen-Times feature story about Hood Tours.

Click here to read a feature in the Laurel Magazine. 

Click here to read a feature in the Mountain Xpress.

Click here to learn about the Hood Huggers Green Book.

Rebuilding Affrilachia: The Art of Resilience