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Valdese, North Carolina

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Waldensian Heritage Wines

Small authentic Waldensian winery uses methods of the Waldensian immigrants from Italy who settled Valdese in 1893. Tours, tastings and sales available. No charge for tours and tastings.Open year round; Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 1-6; other days by appointment only.Wine list:

Valdese, NC Other Attractions

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

"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,

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Waldensian Museum

Historic Museum that is a central repository for the many distinctively Waldensian artifacts relating to the founding and origin of the Town of Valdese.Open Sunday 3 - 5 P.M. April - October.

Valdese, NC Museums

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

Things to do near Valdese, NC

Cove Creek Preservation & Development

CCP&D is a non-profit corporation organized for preserving the historic school building built during the WPA-era. The buildi...

Wilkes Community College Gardens

Specialty gardens include the unique Eddy Merle Watson Garden of the Senses featuring Braille-labeled plants and sculptured m...

Cabins at Nantahala

A unique camping experience. Sleep high and dry in one of our 5 camper cabins. Cabins are nestled in a beautiful mountain fo...