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Towne and County – Historic Garden Week Tour in Petersburg & Dinwiddie County
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Towne and County – Historic Garden Week Tour in Petersburg & Dinwiddie County

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April 24, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm

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It is Garden Week in Virginia and once again the Petersburg Garden Club will host a beautiful tour that will share city homes and country homes in neighboring Dinwiddie County.  All of the properties will be date to the 18th & 19th centuries and all of the historic homes withstood the Civil War conflicts occurring around them.  Four beautifully restored homes are located in Dinwiddie County:  Mayfield, the oldest standing brick house in the County; Tudor Hall Plantation, which served as a residence and military headquarters and sits on the Breakthrough Battlefield at Pamplin Historical Park; Bonneville, which saw fierce fighting in 1865, and is now a 60-acre cattle ranch; and Ridgeway, where Union General Philip Sheridan’s troops were bivouacked in March, 1865.  A docent will be sharing information on Family Cemeteries in the 1800s at Ridgeway.  A costumed interpreter will discuss Domestic Skills in the Kitchen and Around the Big House at Tudor Hall. The Garden Day Tea will be served at Mayfield. The historic Dinwiddie County Courthouse, which now serves as the headquarters for the Dinwiddie County Historical Society, will also be open for tours.  In Petersburg on lovely High Street, a 4-story federal row house on Baltimore Row will be open, along with the terraced gardens at Dodson’s Tavern.  The beautiful Centre Hill Mansion will be open, home to the Greene family in the recent PBS series Mercy Street.  A lovely luncheon, with fashion show, marketplace and geranium sale, will be at Second Presbyterian Church on West Washington Street in Petersburg.

$30 – Advance Purchase / $35 – Day of Tour

(804) 733-7267; j.freeman1623@comcast.net

www.gcvirginia.org/main/historic-garden-week

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