(Please call first for large groups)
The Walton’s Mountain Museum in Schuyler is a special blend of history, nostalgia and entertainment. The museum (former schoolhouse) displays replicas of sets from “The Waltons” TV series including: John Boy’s bedroom, the Waltons’ kitchen and living room and Ike Godsey’s store, plus photos and memorabilia from the 1930’s era. Also includes a 30 minute video. (handicapped services and assistance available.) 6484 Rockfish River Road, Schuyler, VA 22969 434-831-2000 www.walton-mountain.org
Next visit the Waltons Hamner House. For more than a decade "The Waltons" award-winning family show aired on TV. You can visit the “real” home of creator and author Earl Hamner Jr. the “real” John-Boy Walton. Open 7 days a week. Guided tours every half hour from 10am - 4pm. 128 Tree Top Loop, Schuyler, VA 22969 434-831-2017 www.thewaltonhamnerhouse.com
Lunch in Lovingston
The Lovingston Café on Front St. in historic Lovingston, offers a varied menu. (bus parking available) 165 Front St. Lovingston, VA 22949 434-263-8000 www.lovingstoncafe.com
Vito’s Pizza & Italian Grill in Lovingston - Italian entrées menu and pizza. (bus parking in lot north of restaurant) 8181 Thomas Nelson Hwy. Lovingston, VA 22949 434-263-8688 www.vitospizzagrill.com
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant in Lovingston – full Mexican menu, entrees, salads, and lunch specials, plus a few American options) (bus parking available.) 37 Tanbark Plaza, Lovingston, VA 22949 434-263-5999
Home of the Hurricane Camille Resource Center, the museum features photographs, oral histories, videos and printed articles documenting the impact of the storm which devastated Nelson County when more than 27 inches of rain fell in six hours, causing massive property damage and loss of life. (Open Wednesdays 1-4 pm or by appt.)
3 miles south of Lovingston – 5365 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington, VA 22922 434-263-8400 www.nelsonhistorical.org
The Virginia Distillery Company offers tastings of whisky and specialty cocktails made with local Virginia ingredients. There's an attractive tasting room, and a distillery tour with a museum experience and insider’s glimpse into whisky production, with an optional tasting (ID’s req’d) in the cask house. Group reservations are welcome. 299 Eades Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949 434-285-2900 www.vadistillery.com
Visit an Orchard - Visit one of Nelson County’s family orchards off Route 29 for fresh-picked peaches, apples, and other local farm produce during summer and fall.
· Saunders Brothers Farm Market (Rt. 56 West) 2717 Tye Brook Hwy. Piney River VA 22964 277-5455 www.saundersbrothersfarmmarket.com
· Drumheller’s Orchard (Rt. 29 behind the High School). 1130 Drumheller Orchard Ln. Lovingston, VA 22949 434-263-5036 www.drumhellersorchard.com
Optional last stop:
Blue Mountain Barrel House features a tasting room, outdoor picnic tables, and Blue Ridge Mountain views. Brewery Tours by appt. 495 Cooperative Way, Arrington, VA 22922 434-263-4002 www.bluemountainbrewery.com
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
Last Updated: 08/31/2020
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