About Brevard & Transylvania County Area
Brevard is a storybook town surrounded by fabled forests – Pisgah, DuPont, Gorges – known for their waterfalls and white squirrels. Don’t miss this classic American small town. Visitors enjoy one-of-a-kind shops as they explore 10 art galleries, 16 animal sculptures, five murals, and a heritage museum. Brevard plays hosts to the 4th Friday Gallery Walks and is the starting point of the Scenic 276 South Fine Art and Craft Corridor, a 13-mile stretch of highway featuring art galleries, working and teaching studios, shops, and fresh local produce. In the summertime, be sure to take in a concert at the world renowned Brevard Music Center. If you are looking for history, then step back in time at the Cradle of Forestry, home of the first forestry school in America, which was started by Carl A. Schenck, an employee of George Vanderbilt whose famous 50-room house is now part of the Biltmore Estate.
Brevard is located in Transylvania County. The Blue Ridge Parkway winds around the top of Transylvania County and borders the Pisgah District of the Pisgah National Forest. Known as the “Land of Waterfalls,” this region is home to 250 scenic waterfalls.