2019 FAIR DATES
  • October 4 - 6
  • 10am - 5pm, daily

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Home Tours

A Waterford tradition

Tours of historic homes are a tradition at the Waterford Fair. A selection of private citizens open their homes during the Fair so they can share the history, architecture and decor of these special buildings.

Homes on tour are also listed in the Fair booklet. Tours are led by knowledgeable docents and are a popular feature of the Fair.

On Tour…

Friday, October 4

Wisteria Cottage

Wisteria Cottage

Wisteria Cottage This small brick house was probably constructed early in the 19th century. During much of its history, it belonged to the Gover family, prominent Quakers. They sold the house to Gover descendant Wellman Chamberlin in 1941.  For half […]
Walker-Phillips

Walker-Phillips

Walker-Phillips House This house has had few owners during its nearly 200-year history.  It was apparently built shortly before 1820 when David and Elizabeth Janney, members of the Society of Friends (Quakers), sold it to fellow Quaker farmer and merchant […]
Braden

Braden

Braden House Loudoun entrepreneur, miller and banker Robert Braden (1765-1827) appears to have purchased the lot on which this house stands about 1820; the house was built soon afterward of brick fired in the meadows behind the houses across the […]
Griffith-Gover House

Griffith-Gover House

Griffith-Gover House This property backing up to the Phillips Farm comprises three of the fifteen lots in Waterford’s 1792 subdivision. Quaker merchant Richard Griffith was leasing the property by 1796, and by 1799 it included a two-story log house and […]

Saturday, October 5

The Hough House

The Hough House

The Hough House In 1801 Isaac Hough, a Quaker, bought lots 14 and 15 of Mahlon Janney’s early subdivision of the Big Hill. Hough sold them to local joiner Thomas Lacey in 1813. Between 1818 and 1820 tax records indicate […]
Ephraim Schooley

Ephraim Schooley

Ephraim Schooley The oldest part of this house is the south end, which John Morrow, a weaver, built between 1821 and 1825, shortly before his death. Quaker Ephraim Schooley (1786-1867) acquired the property in the 1830s. Renowned saddler Asa Brown […]
Charles and George Schooley House

Charles and George Schooley House

Charles and George Schooley House This house, of Federal design, occupies two of the 17 lots on the Big Hill that were sold in 1803 by Mahlon Janney, son of Waterford’s founder, to Thomas Hirst. Hirst sold the lots a […]
Janney-Means

Janney-Means

Janney-Means House The stone portion of the Janney-Means House is one of the oldest structures in Waterford. Tradition holds that it was built by Mahlon Janney, son of the village founder, around 1762. An early owner, Philadelphia Quaker Asa Moore, […]

Sunday, October 6

Mahlon Myers

Mahlon Myers

Mahlon Myers Shortly after the turn of the nineteenth century Quaker Mahlon Janney (1731-1812), son of village founder Amos, began selling lots in his “New Addition,” extending Main Street up over the hill and along Butchers Row. Mahlon Myers purchased […]
Old Waod/Off the Rails

Old Waod/Off the Rails

Old Waod/Off the Rails This is one of several village buildings that look older than they actually are. A “1769” inscription, installed in jest by the original owner George Bentley, fooled visitors who marveled at the house’s “fine condition” for […]
Baptist Church

Baptist Church

Baptist Church Waterford’s Baptists had met in private homes for some years before 1853, when a group of local men purchased a vacant lot on High Street for $60 and erected a handsome Greek-Revival building. The trustees were farmers Washington […]
Samuel Hough House

Samuel Hough House

Samuel Hough House Samuel Hough was the great-great-grandson of Richard Hough, a Quaker who fled religious persecution in England. Samuel built this federal house in 1819 for his mother, the former Lydia Hollingsworth; he had paid $240 for the land […]
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