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Valdese, North Carolina

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Rock School & Art Gallery

Constructed from stones the Waldenses pulled from the fields, the Old Rock School hosts concerts and dramas as well as other events in the 473 seat auditorium. Home to the Art Gallery of changing exhibits. Mon-Fri 9-5.Also home to the Piedmont Western Railroad club

Valdese, NC Arts

McGalliard Falls

This park offers a glimpse into the Waldensian past. Park features grist mill, waterwheel, nature trails, picnic and play areas. Also a 45 foot waterfall.

Valdese, NC Other Attractions

Waldensian Trail of Faith

This walk through history depicts the religious persecution and incredible faith of the Waldensians of northern Italy. Fourteen building replicas and monuments. Located next to Old Colony Players Amphitheater. Gift shop, snack bar and visitor center. Buses Welcome.

Valdese, NC Trails

"From This Day Forward" Outdoor Drama

Told through music, dance and drama. In its 40th season, "From This Day Forward" is the story of the Waldensians, a religious sect from Italy that migrated to North Carolina in 1893 to establish a colony at Valdese. Fred Cranford, playwright. Performances Friday - Sunday,

Valdese, NC Other Attractions

Drexel Grapevine Antiques

Antiques collectibles & PotteryOpen Monday-Saturday 10am-5pmWe buy and sell Antiques

Valdese, NC Businesses

Things to do near Valdese, NC

The Gamekeeper Restaurant

Modern mountain cuisine featuring fresh seasonal produce, vegetarian entrees, game and fish. Cooked on a wood fire grill. Loc...

Taylor's Mountainside A-Frame

Private home, Sleeps 7 adults comfortably, more than fully stocked kitchen, all linens, huge front deck, grill, picnic table,...

The Bistro

Serving blackened filet, a variety of seafood, chicken andvegetarian dishes plus nightly features. Dinner only Monday through...

Museum of N.C. Minerals

Exhibits feature minerals and gems found in North Carolina. Fun, interactive displays explain the importance of mining in th...