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Festivals & Events

The University of Science and Philosophy -- Past and Present

  • The Russell Museum/University of Science & Philosophy
    518 W. Main Street
    Waynesboro, VA 22980

  • June 19, 2021

  • 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

  • (800) 882 - 5683

  • Go to Website

  • Buy Tickets

From the mystifying Swannanoa Palace on Afton Mountain to the beautiful Russell Museum in the Downtown Waynesboro Area. Get to know the Russell's and the legacy that they left to the world with this day tour. Start your day at 10:00am with a guided tour at the Russell Museum. Break for lunch 12:00pm. Reconvene at 2:00pm at Swannanoa Palace to finish the tour by 4:00pm. Tickets start at $50 per person for adults and $5 for children 12 and under (plus online convenience fee) Tickets are limited so get yours soon!


June 19, 2021 | 10:00am to 04:00pm

July 17, 2021 | 10:00am to 04:00pm