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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

Valdese, NC Arts

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

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

Andon-Reid Inn

A charming and warm turn-of-the-century home. There are five large guestrooms all with private baths, fireplaces, individual ...

Quaker Meadows Plantation

(c. 1812) Built by Captain Charles McDowell, son of Rev. War leader Charles McDowell. The restored plantation home is avail...

Bent Creek Lodge

A mountain retreat surrounded by 160 wooded acres, yet only 10 miles from the heart of downtown.

Land of the Waterfalls

There are over 260 scenic waterfalls in Transylvania County, "Land of the Waterfalls." Many of the falls are easily accessibl...