Asheville City Hall

338 Hilliard Ave
Asheville NC 28801

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  • Mon: 9am-5pm
  • Tue: 9am-5pm
  • Wed: 9am-5pm
  • Thu: 9am-5pm
  • Fri: 9am-5pm


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Asheville City Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the country's finest examples of Art Deco architecture. Designed by the architect Douglas Ellington and completed in 1928, Asheville City Hall is a boldly colored, uniquely structured eight-story building, adjacent to the city's showcase public park, Pack Square Park.

Parking and public transportation at Asheville City Hall
While buses and cabs are available, public transportation in Asheville is limited, so reaching the City Hall by car is advisable. Ample public parking at meters, lots and garages is available near Asheville City Hall. The closest garage is on College Street, right across the street from the Buncombe County Courthouse.

Best and worst to go to Asheville City Hall
Asheville has a temperate climate year round. The city is busiest during the many festivals that take place in the spring, summer and fall. While the City Hall is open to the public for city business, it is best viewed from the outside, so any time of day or night is appropriate for a visit.

Admission to Asheville City Hall
There is no admission charge to enter the building.

Must see/do at Asheville City Hall
The Asheville City Hall is adjacent to Pack Square Park, a lovely 6.5-acre public park that features benches, shade trees, terraced lawn, and a water cascade. The park is the site of numerous festivals and is especially well-known for hosting "Shindig on the Green," a 50-year old free bluegrass concert held on Saturday evenings from late June through early September. Historic Pack's Tavern is right on the park green.

Other places to visit near Asheville City Hall
Within a short walk from Asheville City Hall and Pack Square Park is the Vance Monument. This 65-foot obelisk overlooks Pack Square, which is at the center of the city. Here visitors will find the Asheville Art Museum and the Diana Wortham Theatre, home to a wide variety of music, dance, and artistic performances. Also close by are many restaurants, including the long-standing Salsa's and the award-winning Curate, along with the unique French Broad Chocolate Lounge.

Inside tip for visitors to Asheville City Hall
After 6 p.m, visitors can park at any metered space in the city free — a little known fact except to local residents.

Author's bio: Barry Silverstein is a freelance writer who lives in Asheville, NC.