Join us for a guided heritage tour as we explore the Journey to Freedom. Guided by Pastor Michelle C. Thomas, Loudoun County’s premiere African American historic preservationist and forensic historian, this historic three-hour chronological tour will take you back in time.
You'll start by exploring the history of Coton Plantation with a walk along the Potomac River and the chance to see the original Coton House structure, still standing in Lansdowne. This tour has been designed to share the mysteries of Loudoun’s incredible cultural melting-pot, that holds the untold stories, unsung heroes and bring to life the history of generations of underrepresented lives bound together by shared experiences along the journey to freedom. The tour will end with a full circle journey at Belmont Plantation and a greater appreciation for the untold history right in our backyard.
Afterwards, feel free to relax in Lansdowne Resort and Spa's Virginia tavern, Coton & Rye, named after Coton Farm in Leesburg..
Location: Discovery Wall
Time: Friday, August 17, 9am – 12 pm
Friday, August 17, 1- 4 pm
Saturday, August 18, 9 an – 12 pm
Saturday, August 18, 1 – 4 pm
Cost: $50 per person
Please wear comfortable clothing for this outdoor walking tour. Transportation will be provided from Lansdowne Resort and Spa to the Belmont Country Club and back..