Well into the 20th century, most Americans lived and worked on farms or in small towns much like Waterford. Very few of these places remain much as they were with several intact historical buildings and homes that have been preserved and Waterford, miraculously, is one that has. Read more
Second Street School
In 1867 the first public school for Waterford’s African American community was built at the corner of Fairfax Street and Second Street. The Second Street School is one of the first one-room schoolhouses for black children in Loudoun County and is one of the earliest African-American houses of worship. The simple one-room frame school on Second Street was built just two years after the Civil War ended and today, it is used for our Second Street School Living History program. Read more
Philips Farm Trail Guide
Phillips Farm Self-Guided Trail Walking Tour is an interpretive guide that goes through the Phillips Farm detailing the natural and cultural history on the property, with numbered posts corresponding to points of interest. Follow the marked trail to learn about the history, geography, habitat restoration and monarch butterfly waystaion found on site. As you hike the trail, you will understand the relationship of the Farm to the growth of the village, and why this property is so important to Waterford’s status as one of America’s National Historic Landmarks. Read more about the Philips Farm Self-Guided Trail Walking Tour Here!
This trail project was funded by a generous grant from the Peter M. Howard Memorial Fund through the Piedmont Community Foundation and the volunteer efforts of Rob Hale, John Souders, and Committee Chair Mimi Westervelt.