Celebrate Shenandoah’s 19th anniversary on Sunday, August 3 with a scenic driving tour on great winding roads that will lead us to historic Pharsalia, an antebellum plantation nestled high on the slopes of de Priest Mountain in Nelson County with spectacular views of the Tye River valley, orchards, and vineyards. Come a bit early and have breakfast at our starting point, The Mountainside Grille. Along our journey we’ll stop at Chiles Peach Orchard (See http://www.chilespeachorchard.com/
) for a chance to buy some fresh peaches, peach cider donuts, decadent fudges, and peach ice cream made by the Crozet Lions Club.
Rich in history and celebrating 200 years, Pharsalia originally was built in 1814 by Thomas Massie and is now in the hands of the fifth-generation Massie family. Many of the plantation’s original dependencies remain including the brick kitchen, laundry, slave quarters, and ice and smoke houses. Activities for the afternoon include a picnic lunch buffet under the trees and a tour of the house and grounds by Massie descendent Foxie Morgan. We’ll have a brief membership meeting to bring everyone up to date on what’s happening in the club and “birthday cake”, too! Bring your bathing suit and a towel for a swim in the pool, play croquet or “corn hole”, or just kick back and relax. Your whole family is welcome!
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