Historic Garden Week 2019
A slide show of many of the arrangements created for the 2019 house tour is below.
Middle Peninsula-Essex County
Friday, May 3, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Take a rural drive back into history down Route 17 South in Lower Essex County. Named for Essex County England, Essex County Virginia was formed in 1691 and is the site of numerous historical homes that have survived the ravages of time and war. Many of these homes, often referred to as Tidewater South, share common architectural features: gabled roofs, dormer windows, and a large chimney at either end. Four of the houses on tour are examples of Tidewater South Preservation and date to the 18th century. Visit a fifth house, which is a reconstructed farm house, featuring original fireplace and mantel, barn wood floors, and river views.
Rappahannock Christian Church
To view past historic garden week house tours, click on the links below.