Tours and Special Events

Friday Evening Reception
6:00 – 10:00 PM – Reception at Wedge Brewing Company (5 Foundy Street, Asheville).   Food trucks will be available outside Wedge Brewing Company, and there are local restaurants nearby.

Saturday Tour: The Archaeology of the Biltmore Estate

On Saturday afternoon, Scott Shumate of the Biltmore Estate will lead a tour of various archaeological sites located on the grounds. These include several historic sites such as the Patton House site, which has connections to the earliest land grants in the area; 31BN892 – a probable African-American farmstead located in the Shiloh community; Medlock Plantation and house seat (ca. 1780s); the Alexander Brick Farm House site; and others. The tour will also include nearby prehistoric sites as well the Biltmore Mound and Village Site. The event is free but pre-registration (on the conference registration form) is required.