Welcome to Waterford!
Thank you Only In Your State for Featuring Waterford in “The Unique Village in Virginia That’s Unlike Any Other In The World.”
Thank you Only In Your State for capturing so much of what makes Waterford Village a wonderful place to experience. Read the full article here. We hope you will experience Waterford for yourself! Below is updated information on drinks and dining in and around Waterford Village:
Village Winery (Wines) Waterford
Waterford Market (Snacks and Non-alcoholic drinks) Waterford
Vino 9 (Beer, Wine, Food) Paeonian Springs
The Restaurant at Patomack Farm (full-service dining) Lovettesville
Thaiverse (full-service dining) Lovettesville
Backstreet Brews Coffee & Tea House (coffee shop) Lovettesville
Thank you Visit Loudoun for Featuring “A Perfect Day in Waterford“!
The article does a great job describing a perfect day in Waterford. Throughout the year, the Waterford Foundation also offers a variety of events. In April, participate in the Annual Waterford Historic Trail Run – 10k/5k & Fun Run. Throughout the year, Waterford Craft School offers weekend classes in traditional arts like watercolor, leatherworking, basket weaving, and more. The Waterford Craft School School schedule can be found here: Waterford Craft School.
A Piece of History
When you stroll the streets of the Waterford National Historic Landmark in Waterford, Virginia, you’ll step back in time. First settled in 1733 by Quakers from Pennsylvania, it is an extraordinary collection of 18th- and 19th-century buildings set within 1,420 acres of rolling farmland located just one hour from Washington, D.C.
The village’s homes, places of business, and the rolling fields that surround them today look much as they did in the 19th century. With its rich heritage in furniture manufacturing, farming, Civil War actions, and African-American life, Waterford is a wonderful place to visit.
Waterford has a rich Civil War history. The village was an island of resistance during the war, when it sided with the Union despite its location in Confederate Virginia. Waterford’s Quaker residents set aside their pacifist beliefs and stood up a cavalry unit to defend their country — the only Union Army unit raised in the state.
Waterford was within the part of Loudoun County known as the Underground Railroad route. It was also a haven for free blacks. The Village’s African-American schoolhouse, the Second Street School, is used today for educational programs. The John Wesley Community Church, built by its black congregation in the late 1800s, is open for special events. Read more >
National Historic Landmark
In 1970, the Secretary of the Interior determined that the Waterford Historic District possessed national significance and designated it a National Historic Landmark. It is the highest designation of historic importance possible in the U.S., and places it on par with Mt. Vernon and Monticello—a rare honor.