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Guided tours offer glimpse of Swannanoa estate

Swannanoa afton
Photo courtesy Skyline Swannanoa Facebook page

Celebrate 110 years of history with guided tours at Swannanoa in Afton.

Tours are offered twice a month from June through October.

The small group tours will allow guests to tour the inside of this historic pre-restoration home which was abandoned for 12 years during the Great Depression. The property was built in 1912 and is privately owned by Skyline Swannanoa.

After the tour, guests may explore the grounds at their leisure. Pictures are allowed. Picnicking is also welcome as weather permits.

Tickets are $25 (plus service fee) for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Advance tickets are required.

Tickets to the tours aid in the renovation efforts and maintenance of the estate.

The house and grounds are closed to the public outside of guided tours and special events.

To view upcoming events, visit https://www.facebook.com/SwannanoaOfficialPage/events/

Story by Crystal Abbe Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.