Festivals & Events

Swannanoa Tour & "Stories of an Abandoned Virginia"

  • Swannanoa Palace
    497 Swannanoa Lane
    Afton, VA 22920

  • August 17, 2019

  • 12:45 PM - 06:00 PM

  • (409) 256 - 8735

This program is designed to provide our guests with the unique combination of a walking tour of one of Virginia's most historical mansions coupled with the visually stunning and emotionally powerful presentation titled "Stories of an Abandoned Virginia". Your presenter is John Plashal, who is a photographer, adventurer, public speaker and author of the popular coffee table book, "A Beautifully Broken Virginia". John has spent much of his free time assimilating into rural Virginia communities in an effort to find and photograph abandoned places such as houses, churches, schools and insane asylums, that have not only fallen into a beautiful state of disrepair, but also have accompanying backstories that are historically relevant or anecdotally fascinating. His images and stories will be delivered within the walls of this beautifully ornate and historical palace.