For more than 100 years, visitors have been welcomed to the mountain area of
Flat Rock. Today the same is still true, and the Visitors
Information Center in the heart of the downtown historic district welcomes
travelers from across the country and around the world.
The friendly staff and volunteers welcome visitors to Hendersonville and Flat
Rock with an invitation to stay and play. Offerings run from antique shopping to
trout fishing and in between there’s golf, historic sites, off-Broadway shows,
sightseeing in the
Pisgah National Forest or on the
Blue Ridge Parkway. The
information center offers maps, publications and hundreds of brochures to
accommodate every interest.
Located on South Main Street, the visitors center is also the site of several
festivals throughout the year. In early May the renewal of spring is celebrated
with the Garden Jubilee Festival. During Labor Day weekend, the Apple Festival, one of North
Carolina’s most outstanding festivals takes place. This
fun-filled event takes place in downtown Hendersonville and the
surrounding area and features entertainment, crafts, food vendors, sporting
events, and activities for the kids. The festival’s theme is the apple harvest
(Henderson County is one of America’s major apple producing regions), and each
year thousands of visitors attend the festivities. During the summer season,
the Visitor Center also sponsors Music on Main Street, a concert series on the
Historic Courthouse lawn located on Main Street, and “Sunday Melodies in the
Park” at the Jackson Park amphitheater.
Many concerts, shows and festivities take place in the area during the year.
Tickets for most of the events, along with tickets for
whitewater rafting and
Chimney Rock Park are available to visitors.
The center’s parking facility can accommodate car, RV and bus parking. Travelers
are encouraged to park and explore the downtown area.
“Mountain Seasons Vacation Planner,” a publication of the visitors
center, features attractions and activities in the area. The
publication contains current information about accommodations,
restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities, historical sites and
entertainment. Contact the Henderson County Travel and Tourism
Visitors and Information Center to receive a free copy.
Hendersonville and Flat Rock
Visitors Information Center, 201 South Main St.,
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Telephone: 828-693-9708, 800-828-4244
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed
Christmas through Easter
Directions: Take exit 18B off I-26. Travel south on Hwy. 64 about 2˝ miles. Turn
left onto Main St.
and continue eight blocks.
Other Important Hendersonville Area Resources:
City of Hendersonville:
828-697-3084, 888-870-8401, City Hall: 828-697-3000,
Greater Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce: 330 North King St., Hendersonville,
NC 28792, 828-692-1413
Historic Downtown Hendersonville: Downtown Hendersonville, Inc., is a
association of merchants and friends of Hendersonville's Downtown Commercial
Town of Laurel Park: (Located in Henderson County and west of downtown
Town of Fletcher: (Located north of downtown Hendersonville and south of