Historic Garden Week 2017
Using a trail in King and Queen County called the Chiskiack Trail during the Powhatan Confederacy, a Colonial traveler could go from Williamsburg to Philadelphia. The Colonists called it the great Post Road or the King’s Highway. In the western part of the county was an intersection called the Great Cross Roads which is presently known as New Town after the name of the home of Captain John Richards. Visitors are charmed by the town which has retained most of its mid-19 th century character. Tour includes four homes and the old Post Office, which was also the general store. Old quilts from King and Queen County and surrounding area will be on display at the Post Office on the day of the tour. Newtown is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30 pp for the tour for adults, $15 pp for children, or $15 per site. Children under 5 are free. Tickets are available on day of tour at any of the four houses. Passes and E-tickets can be picked up at any of the four houses.
Advance Tickets: $25 pp. Available by mail before April 23.
For E-tickets go to www.gcvirginia.org/
Or send a check payable to the Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula along with a self-addressed, stamped, legal sized envelope to Ms. Kelly Gwathmey at 6357 W. River Road, Aylett, VA 23009.
Old Town House
Newtown Post Office
See photos of flower arrangements from Historic Garden Week 2017 in Newtown, Virginia
To view past historic garden week house tours, click on the links below.