The Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site is one of the best places for group tours near Brevard, Asheville and Hendersonville. We are able to accommodate groups of up to 100 people at a time. 
We currently offer 1/2 day and full day tour options. Call 828-877-3130 or email cradleprograms@cfaia.org to make a reservation. Catering is available on-site from our Cafe’ at the Cradle.
If you are interested in a School Field Trip or Youth Education program, please visit our School Field Trip Page.

Adult Group programs are $8 per person(includes general admission price). Catered Meals are $12-$15 per person depending on menu choice.

Sample itinerary for 1/2 day tours:

9:45-Arrival and Welcome
10:00- Viewing of our new film,  First in Forestry
10:30- Guided tour along the Biltmore Campus Trail
12:00- Catered lunch provided by our wonderful, Cafe’ at the Cradle
12:45- Explore our hands-on Exhibit Hall, visit with local crafters, and experience our Gift Shop
1:45- Departure

12:15- Arrival and Welcome
12:30- Viewing of our new film,  First in Forestry
1:00- Catered lunch provided by our wonderful, Cafe’ at the Cradle
1:45- Guided tour along the Biltmore Campus Trail
3:15- Explore our hands-on Exhibit Hall, visit with local crafters, and experience our Gift Shop
4:15- Departure

Sample itinerary for Full day tour:

 

 9:45-Arrival and Welcome
10:00- Viewing of our new film,  First in Forestry
10:30- Guided tour along the 1 mile Biltmore Campus Trail
12:00- Catered lunch provided by our wonderful, Cafe’ at the Cradle
12:45- Guided tour along the 1.3 mile Forest Festival Trail, or nearby Pink Beds Loop Trail
2:15 Explore our hands-on Exhibit Hall, visit with local crafters, and experience our Gift Shop
3:45- Departure

Looking for a great meeting space near Brevard, Hendersonville, Asheville, or Waynesville? The Cradle of Forestry has a beautiful conference room that can accommodate groups of up to 80 people. The space is perfect for a business retreat! The use of this meeting room is FREE with a guided group admission rate of $8 per person.(includes general admission to the site and a guided tour as part of  your experience).   Please e-mail cradleprograms@cfaia.org if you are interested in booking our conference room.

Catering Menu:

If your organization is spending a day at the Cradle of Forestry, allow our Café to cater your lunch at $15/person.

Build-Your-Own Sandwich:

  • Meats – Ham, Roast Beef & Turkey Cheeses – Cheddar, Swiss & Provolone Condiments (choose 4) – Spicy Mustard, Mayo, Garlic Aioli, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Ramp Pesto Served on Mini Baguettes with Organic Spring Mix, Local Tomato & Red Onion
  • Fresh Fruit Tray
  • Chips

BBQ Sandwiches & Fresh Fruit:

  • Hickory & Wild Cherry Smoked Pulled Pork on Kaiser Roll
  • Traditional Slaw
  • Local Pickle
  • Fresh Fruit Tray
  • Chips

BBQ Buffet:

  • Hickory & Wild Cherry Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder
  • Corn Pudding
  • Choice of Peach Baked Beans, Collard Greens or Sweet Potato Gratin
  • Apple Slaw
  • Choice of 2 Sauces: Mustard, Eastern Carolina, Traditional, Blueberry Ginger, Raspberry Chipotle
  • Bringing a guided group? Your lunch can be catered for your group when planned in advance.

 

Questions? Email Zika Singogo, cafeatthecradle@gmail.com or call 828-280-0826.