Thursday, May 23, 2013

Keswick Farm Tour

If you happen to find yourself in central Virginia in early June, make your way to Keswick for the annual barn tour.  It is only held one day, June 8th from 10 to 4.  As usual, Grace Episcopal Church will be on tour and a host of properties. Tickets are $15 per person, kids under 12 are free if you buy early.  At the event, tickets are $20.  You can learn more by going to the web site,

Kinloch Farm is on tour and has an illustrious history.  It was once part of a larger property, Belvoir, and the first house on the farm was built in 1764. In 1765 the farm was purchased by Col. John Walker, former aide to General George Washington and friend and legal guardian of Thomas Jefferson.  Monticello is not far from here.  Kinloch grew to include  four tenant houses, a barn, garage, and a lakeside log cabin. It was at Kinloch that William Faulkner, a friend of the owner, wrote The Mansion.

Make your way to Keswick, which is just east of Charlottesville.  Sounds like a fun day for everyone! 

1 comment:

  1. the farm tour was completely charming and innovative. It brought back all of the good things I had forgotten about country churches…custom farm signs


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