Historic Wilton to open for tours
, 2015

Historic Wilton to open for tours

On Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., historic Wilton, 2068 Twiggs Ferry Road, Hartfield, will be open for the public to view.

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Wilton is an 18th-century plantation house that was the seat of the Churchill family from the early 1760s through the first quarter of the 19th century and the center of an estimated 6,000 acres of their landholdings in lower Middlesex County.

The current owner has graciously agreed to open the doors to Wilton in support of the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society Inc. whose mission is to preserve, and foster the telling of, the rich history of Middlesex County, reported executive director Holly Horton.

As a fundraising event for the museum, the admission ticket sale proceeds will be used for operating expenses for the museum and its community outreach programming. Admission to the house is $30 and tickets may be purchased at the door.

Visitors may wish to extend their visit to Middlesex County with lunch or dinner at two nearby restaurants with 15% off any item, except alcoholic beverages. The tour ticket must be presented at the restaurant for the discount.

The restaurants are Merrior’s in Topping and The Steamboat Restaurant in Hartfield. Reservations are urged for the Steamboat Restaurant, 776-6589.

One may also return to Wilton in the future as a guest. Beginning this spring, Wilton will be available for short-term rental, accommodating up to six persons for stays from two nights to two months. Visit vrbo.com/506509 or wiltonhousevirginia.org.

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