Typical One Day Tour:
For Groups of 15+
Waldensian Museum & Gift Shop (10:00am –11:30am)
Experience the heritage of the Waldenses with a DVD presentation and tour through the numerous displays that fill the interior of the museum. Books and other gifts reflecting Waldensian history are available for sale.
Lunch & Downtown Shopping (11:30am – 1:00pm)
Enjoy a catered meal of your choosing and afterwards stroll through downtown and visit the antique stores, market, arts center and consignment shops.
Waldensian Trail of Faith (1:15pm – 2:45pm)
You will be guided through the 15 buildings and monuments which are dedicated to preserving the courageous history of the Waldensian people. Each display has a significant meaning to their history from the valleys of the Italian Alps to their founding of Valdese in 1893. Experience the history and heritage as you walk along the sidewalk trail.
Waldensian Heritage Winery (3:00pm – 4:30pm)
Experience the wine making skills of the Waldensian people. Visitors are welcome to join a conducted tour along with tasting various wines and an opportunity for purchasing.
Cost includes lunch and all attractions. Tour and times can be modified to meet the needs of your group. Cost $25.00 per person
-View the Art showcased in the Rock School Art Galleries
-Tour the P&W Railroad Model Train Museum
-Village Park Mural - Find the 51 Hidden Objects
Include these events in your Day Trip:
“From This Day Forward”
Historic Outdoor Drama of the Waldenses. Season runs mid-July through mid-August
Historic Valdese Waldensian Festival
Held annually the second weekend in August to celebrate the Glorious Return of the Waldenses. Enjoy over 170 Food/Art/Craft Vendors, Music, Rides & More.
Bluegrass at the Rock Concert Series
October - April Day Trips can include Concert Tickets
This is only a sample tour. We have several packages and will customize your tour package to meet the needs of your group. All group tours include a guide.
School Field Trips Available!
Waldensian Trail of Faith
Waldensian Heritage Museum & Gift Shop
Village Park Mural (find the hidden objects)
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