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Blue Ridge Parkway National Park

Map 12

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park - Map 12 copyright map by Alan Eastep

Milepost 382.0 Southern Highland Folk Art Center

Parkway information station, publications. Headquarters of Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, craft sales, demonstrations and exhibits, interpretive talks and other programs, conferences, craft library, auditorium and Guild offices. Hours extended in summer. (handicapped friendly) Open daily 9-6 April-Dec; 9-5 Jan-March. (828) 298-7928. Web site:


Asheville can be said to be the "home" of the Parkway since the park headquarters is located here at Milepost 382. Asheville is also one of the more scenic cities along the road, and is a favorite destination for visitors who want a taste of town life while on their mountain holiday.

Many accommodations, ranging from bed-and-breakfast inns to luxury hotels are available in Asheville, along with the Biltmore Estate. 

The Parkway's Folk Art Center is open year round and features craft sales, exhibits, and demonstrations. Access to the Mountains-to-the-Sea trail is also available.

Asheville is centrally located by car since interstate highways 26, 40, and 240 bisect it as well as U.S. highways 19/23, 25, 25A, 70, and 74. America�s well-known Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic overland highway, meanders through the mountains with four exits that intersect Asheville. Depending on your pleasure, you can arrive in Asheville with speed by car or air or you can take the scenic approach, winding your way through nearby hills and vales before arriving at the city.

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is conveniently located one block from I-240 and adjacent to downtown Asheville.

Asheville is 60 miles from Greenville, S.C., 200 miles from Atlanta, Ga., 115 miles from Charlotte and 240 miles from Raleigh.

Milepost 383 Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters

It is located just off the Parkway at Milepost 383. Information may be obtained by writing to this address: 199 Hemphill Knob Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 or calling (828) 298-0389. Detailed information may be found on the Internet Parkway Web Site at Brochures also available in French, German and Spanish.

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