$25 – $35

Swannanoa Tour & "Stories of an Abandoned Virginia"

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Swannanoa Palace

497 Swannanoa Lane

Afton, Va 22920

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This program is designed to provide our guests with the unique combination of a walking tour of one of Virginia's most historical mansions coupled with the visually stunning and emotionally powerful presentation titled "Stories of an Abandoned Virginia". Your presenter is John Plashal, who is a photographer, adventurer, public speaker and author of the popular coffee table book, "A Beautifully Broken Virginia". John has spent much of his free time assimilating into rural Virginia communities in an effort to find and photograph abandoned places such as houses, churches, schools and insane asylums, that have not only fallen into a beautiful state of disrepair, but also have accompanying backstories that are historically relevant or anecdotally fascinating. His images and stories will be delivered within the walls of this beautifully ornate and historical palace.

Built in 1912 by millionnaire philanthropist James Dooley, the walls of this 52 room Italian Renaissance Revival villa harbor many unforgettable and fascinating stories and are also in the early stages of decay - making it the perfect venue for Plashal's presentation and stories about forlorn places throughout Virginia and the people that once occupied them.

Itinerary

3:00-3:45 PM - VIP Ticketholders- Meet & Greet with John Plashal.

3:45 -5:00PM - "Stories of an Abandoned Virginia" Storytelling Session - Baronial Hall

5:00 - 6:00PM - Guided Tour of Swannanoa Palace

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. Although some of the images and stories may not be suitable for youngsters.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of parking at the Palace.

What can I bring into the event?

Cameras are allowed but the tours might be crowded and composing an uninterrupted shot could be difficult.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please DO NOT contact Swannanoa with questions about this event. Contact John Plashal at "john@johnplashalphoto.com".

What's the refund policy?

You are eligible for a refund up to 7 days prior to the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Printed ticket or electronic ticket is fine.

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Swannanoa Palace

497 Swannanoa Lane

Afton, Va 22920

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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