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Hampton -- Newport News

Wednesday April 22, 2020

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This walking and driving tour in Newport News pays homage to the area’s Mennonite community. Four private properties, Providence Mennonite Church and the Gardener's Workshop Farm are featured. Two contemporary homes, on the banks of the Warwick River, sit on part of the original 1,200 acres purchased by Mennonites D.Z. Yoder and I.D. Hertzler in 1897. Two other homes are still owned by Mennonite families. The Yoder family homestead, where duck, geese and swans swim in the family pond, is adjacent to the tour headquarters at Providence Mennonite Church, established in 1900. It is also the location of the tour’s popular Marketplace and its “Flowers After Hours” event. 

Tickets: $30 in advance



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