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Isle of Wight

Saturday April 23, 2016

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Nansemond River Garden Club, The Elizabeth River Garden Club and the Franklin Garden Club

Advance Ticket: $30 pp
Day-of-Ticket: $35 pp

Settled in 1619 across the river from Jamestown, and one of eight original counties in Virginia, Isle of Wight has architecturally distinct 17th- to 19thcentury country sites associated with historic events and individuals. This driving tour includes homes linked to military confrontations, unique protection of county records during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and an encampment by Cornwallis. Some sites have original dependencies. Others are listed on the Virginia and/or National Registers including the oldest church building in the state and a restored 1790 tavern housing architectural facets rare in rural Virginia. Special features will be historic re-enactors and an antique quilt display. Stay the weekend and enjoy Smithfield, the area’s most popular destination.
Advance ticket price: $30. Day of tour: $35



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