Experience the Waterford National Historic Landmark on a guided historic walking tour! In 1970 the Secretary of the Interior designated Waterford and its rural surround a National Historic Landmark. Well into the 20th century, most Americans lived and worked on farms or in small towns like this one. Few of these places have remained much as they were. Waterford, miraculously, is one that has. Walk with us through time for clues to Waterford’s character and tenacity. It is a story of ordinary people who did extraordinary things. They built a thriving town from wilderness; they endured a long and bloody war that threatened to destroy their home; and in good times and bad they held tightly to their vision of a special place. Preserving the village and its setting as a national site for everyone is the principal mission of the Waterford Foundation.
On your tour, you will see houses from the mid 18th century to the 21st. The tour begins at the Old School and covers the entire village in about 90 minutes. Tours booked online must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance to allow for tour guide scheduling. Tours will run rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Tours may be customized by topic at no charge. For an additional fee per person, your tour may include the interior of one of the Wateford Foundation's historic buildings (Second Street School, John Wesley Church, Old Mill). Tours start at $20 per person, with a $100 minimum (for up to 5 guests).
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