Grace Episcopal's Historic Farm Tour returns
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A historic farm tour is making a comeback.
Multiple historic farms in Albemarle County will be open for public tours on June 11, along with the Keswick Hunt Club, St. John Elementary School and Grace Episcopal Church.
This will be the first time since 2019 that Grace Episcopal Church, one of the oldest churches in Albemarle County, will be hosting this event.
There will also be a country fair with vendors, music and activities; tours of the church and its grounds; and organ concerts.
This event is called Beyond the Gates and is a chance for people to visit sites near Charlottesville that are rarely open to the public.
The participating estates are Belvoir, Castle Hill, Merrie Mill and Ben Coolyn.
Highlights will include a presentation of the Keswick Foxhounds, antique cars, equestrian exhibitions, livestock and more.
This is the 11th time this event is being held, and it will once again benefit families across the community and organizations like the church’s food closet, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, Meals on Wheels, and Hospice of the Piedmont.
Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 and under get in for free. The ticket includes admission to all sites, exhibits and demonstrations.
To date, this event has raised nearly $500,000 to help people in need.
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