The Blue Ridge Parkway is an experience like no other. Throughout the span of 470 miles, there are various historical stories that you can learn. Most of these stories are of important people who have helped shape the history of these mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. See below to learn more about how these people played an important role in the foundation of the Parkway, and the history of these mountains.

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Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


(828) 348-3400
This number is the main park headquarters line. A recorded park information line at (828)298-0398 has the most updated information on facilities schedules, bloom and leaf information.

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