A Day in the Village of Waterford Virginia

Go back in time on this day-long visit to the well-preserved Quaker village of Waterford, Virginia from 1733. Have a catered lunch and take a nature walk along the Phillips Farm waterway.

The village of Waterford is one of the most charming historic villages in the Shenandoah Valley. Amos Janney, a Quaker from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, established Waterford around 1733. We usually visit the village during the Waterford Fair in the fall but this is an opportunity to visit it in quieter seasons and learn all about the town. We’ll arrive in the morning, take a walking tour of the highlights of the village, have a special catered lunch in the old school house, and get to know your fellow travelers.

After lunch we’ll visit the Phillips farm and take a guided naturalist tour along this border of the village. We’ll learn about some of the waterways that were so important to Waterford’s daily life as well as the wildlife and history that determines its life today. After a stop at the historic Second Street Schoolhouse, we’ll have tea and say our goodbyes until our next visit to this unforgettable village.

Suggested reading:
To learn much more about the history of Waterford, from mill town to National Historic Landmark click here.

BOOK TOUR

Dates: September 21, 2017

Price: $149 per person


Activity Level:
There will be hill walking in the village. Wear comfortable shoes for our nature walk. Bring walking shoes and suitable clothing for the weather as well as an umbrella.


Experts:
Local historians and village residents will be our guides for this tour. Sign up for our newsletter to receive news and updates on all our tours as well as our upcoming tours.

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