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Valdese, North Carolina

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

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.

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"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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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

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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.

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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:

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Things to do near Valdese, NC

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Stanley's BP

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Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

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