Nelson County Historic Homes and Properties Tour This Saturday

Arrington, VA - This weekend, you can take a trip back in time. The Historical Society of Nelson County is hosting its 22nd annual Nelson County Historic Homes and Properties Tour.

There are six stops on the tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. It includes everything from historic homes, to an old school house, and a working mill.

"Our country's not that old to begin with. So, the few things we have we ought to keep," Shannon Tillman said, sitting on the front porch of his historic home.

The Tillman's bought Inglewood Farm three years ago. The historic property is the sixth stop on the Historic Homes and Properties Tour. It was built in 1829 by George Cabell, an attorney and county judge, who even held court here. The Tillman's have transformed the property into a lavender farm and sell products in the renovated smokehouse.

Another stop on the tour is Trinity Episcopal church. It was built in 1830 and is the oldest Episcopal church in Nelson County.

Mark Furlow just took over as the church's Reverend. But he's no stranger to the church's history.

"The door, as I mentioned a few minutes ago, is always unlocked because we see Trinity and this specific building as a place where people can come receive spiritual nourishment, a place where people can come have a spiritual home, get connected with people in the community," Rev. Furlow explained.

Visitors can also stroll through the Old Arrington School. It was built in 1912 and served as a school for more than 40 years. Its current owners transformed the building into a private home. But there are still pieces of history that haven't been erased. Some of the students' initials are written in the home's window and an enormous ash tree in the front of the house, was planted by the school children years ago.

You can pick up the $15 tickets from the Nelson County Visitor's Center before May 18. On the day of the tour, you can buy tickets at Woodson's Mill, The Stone House, Oakland Museum, Old Arrington School and Inglewood Lavender Farm.
Go to the Oakland Museum's website for more information.