Tourism

Experience Our Heritage

Located in the rolling foothills of western North Carolina, Valdese is far more than your average small town tucked into edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Town of Valdese was founded on the rich traditions of 19th century Waldensian settlers and their historic journey from the hills of Italy to Burke County, NC.

Make Valdese your destination for a unique and educational family outing or bring your church, civic or social group to experience the Waldensian heritage as it is preserved by the Valdese community today. Stop in at the Valdese Tourism Department in the Old Rock School, Main Street, and Valdese for day-tripping information or a custom group tour itinerary. 

Whether your Valdese visit is a family stopover or a couple’s weekend get-away, the Waldensian Heritage Winery, Waldensian Museum, the Trail of Faith, Old Rock School Art Galleries and the Piedmont and Western Railroad Club's model train museum are must-sees.

Shop downtown Valdese for antiques, jewelry, unique gifts and handmade crafts and consignments. Nature and recreational parks, the best in bluegrass, outdoor concerts, car shows and so much more are waiting for you in Valdese, NC, home of the renowned outdoor drama, “From This Day Forward.”
Click here for our Historic Valdese brochure with Downtown Map


Experience the "Then & Now" of Downtown Valdese with our special Walking Tour. Copies are available at the Tourism Office located at the Old Rock School. 

Download the tour guide here


Lodging

Hotels: 
Hampton Inn | Comfort Inn | Quality Inn | Sleep Inn | Plaza Inn | Days Inn & Suites By Wyndham 

Bed & Breakfast Inns:
The Inn at Glen Alpine | 
Robardajen Woods

Campgrounds: 
Riverside Golf & RV Park | Steele Creek Park & Campground | Rose Creek Family Campground
Daniel Boone Family Campground | South Mountains State Park | Lake James State Park

Air B&B's: Follow this link for listings


CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone: 828-879-2129, 828-879-2126 | Mailing: P.O. Box 339 Valdese NC 28690

MORRISSA ANGI
Director of Community Affairs & Tourism
MANGI@VALDESENC.GOV
828.874.6773

MADELEINE EPLEY
Assistant Director
MEPLEY@VALDESENC.GOV
828.874.6774

ROBERT HEILMAN
Old Rock School Maintenance Director
RHEILMAN@VALDESENC.GOV
828.874.6775


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