Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism present Civil War Homes Then and Now. This inaugural tour of historical homes will showcase antebellum history in and around the Roanoke Valley, Saturday May 7 from 10 AM � 5 PM and Sunday May 8 from 1 PM � 5 PM. Visit more than ten homes on this self-guided tour and imagine the countryside as it once was; before pavement and horseless carriages descended upon Southwest Virginia.
Discover a side of the Roanoke Valley unknown and overlooked by many. Travel throughout Roanoke County, Salem, Vinton, Botetourt, and Franklin Counties in a concentrated area to discover these hidden gems amidst busy city streets, suburban neighborhoods and rural pastures. The homes presented on this tour will not only be open to the public but will also offer further historical information behind each stone, wall or doorway. The Jubal Early Homeplace in Franklin County will also be the site of a living history encampment on the home�s front lawn and the historic Jeter Farm will have wagon rides meandering through their fields.
Tickets are just $15 per person for one day and $25 per person for both days. Refreshments will be served in several locations during the tour and there will also be period entertainment at several of the homes. The Civil War Homes Tour is an event of Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism and part of the Southwest Virginia Sesquicentennial. Additional support compliments of the City of Salem. For more information call (540) 387-6078 ext. 251 or go to: www.RoanokeCountyParks.com.