Friday April 28, 2017
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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The Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula
Using a path in King and Queen County called the Chiskiack Trail during the Powhatan Confederacy, a Colonial traveler could travel from Williamsburg to Philadelphia. The Colonists called it the Great Post Road or the King’s Highway. In the western part of the county was an intersection called the Great Cross Roads, which is presently known as Newtown after the name of the home of Captain John Richards. Visitors are charmed by the town, which has retained most of its mid-19thcentury character. Tour includes four homes and the old post office, which was also the general store. Old quilts from King and Queen County and surrounding area will be on display at the post office on the day of the tour. Newtown is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Advance Tickets: $25 pp.