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.
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