The mission of the Waterford Foundation is to preserve the historic buildings and the open spaces of the National Historic Landmark of Waterford, Virginia, and through education to increase the public’s knowledge of life and work in an early American rural community.

Ways to support the Mission

Become a Member

You can become a member of the Waterford Foundation for as little as $50 per year. Members receive discounts on Waterford Craft School, tickets to the Waterford Fair, monthly newsletter with invitations to special events, and mention in the Annual Report. Become a member today!


Your donation of any amount is appreciated and helps the Waterford Foundation to continue fulfilling its mission. Help us continue plant and grow. Donations over $50 qualify donors for a one-year membership the the Waterford Foundation.

Donate to the Waterford Foundation Endowment

Your endowment gift supports the Waterford Foundation in perpetuity. It will be invested and never spent, with the earnings supporting the Foundation’s preservation and education mission for years to come.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Corporate sponsors provide community support for ongoing preservation and programs. Sponsors work closely with the Foundation and are recognized in various ways through the year including our Annual Report and the Waterford Fair promotional materials.


We welcome volunteers! Find a place among our volunteers and share with them a love of Waterford.

Thank you Mr. Roger Lancaster for providing the photos for this page!