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“Wonderful historic tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of History@Hand - CLOSED

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History@Hand
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful historic tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

We read about History@hand from an AAA list of attractions in Asheville, NC. We called Sharon Fahrer and were able to set up a two hour walking tour of historic Asheville within thirty minutes of our call. We met Sharon at the Obelisk and she proceeded to tell us an enormous amount of history concerning Asheville. Particularly fascinating was the role of Jewish merchants in developing Asheville. Sharon is very friendly, funny and knows her stuff. Her tour was the perfect beginning of our three night stay in wonderfull Asheville. Highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
“Informative & Entertaining Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2010

My husband & I spent the weekend in Asheville in mid-October, which was the same weekend as the Hard Lox Festival in downtown Asheville. We're Jewish, have lived in NC for almost 40 years, but knew absolutely nothing about the history of the Jews in the western part of the state. This tour was extremely informative, and Sharon Fahrer was an excellent & well-prepared tour guide. We highly recommend this tour for anyone who's interested in learning about Jewish history.

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lykantor
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“Fascinating Jewish Tour of Asheville”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2010

Many of Asheville's downtown businesses throughout its history were owned by Jews who came to the town for the healthful air and business opportunities. This walking tour goes throughout the downtown area. We learned so much, both about the Jewish community then and now as well as the history of Asheville in general. Sharon was a terrific tour guide.

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