FRANKLIN COUNTY - A joint county heritage trail project featuring historic landmarks and properties within Bedford and Franklin Counties will debut with a special inaugural tour to be held Saturday, July 23 from 10 am to 4 pm.
The tour includes four historic properties: Big Otter Mill, Historic Avenel, Jubal A. Early Homeplace, and The Hook- Powell-Moorman Farm. The Hook-Powell- Moorman Farm, Big Otter Mill, and Historic Avenel are not normally open to the public making this is a rare opportunity to view these private historic sites. The cost of the tour, which includes all four properties, is only $5 person/$10 family (cash or check) and will be sold on site at any of the four locations.
Tour guests can also visit the Booker T. Washington National Monument and receive discounted admission to The National D-Day Memorial.
The project has been several years in the making and was initially developed by Carla Whitfield, Superintendent for the Booker T. Washington National Monument. It is anticipated the tour will become an annual event featuring a different theme and set of historic properties to be highlighted.