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The Majestic Swannanoa Palace Historical & Photography Tour

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Swannanoa Palace

497 Swannanoa Lane

Afton, VA 22920

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A historical and photographic tour of the 108 year old Italian Renaissance Palace in Afton, Virginia.

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Built as a "summer home" for Virginia millionaire and philanthropist James H. Dooley for his wife Sallie May, the Swannanoa Palace was constructed over the span of eight years and required over 300 artisans to fully complete. Despite it's lavish details and opulent interior, it was occupied only for a few years following it's completion in 1912 and has fallen into a slight state of beautiful disrepair.

Come join us on April 10th to experience the amazing stories and the fascinating history behind this long forgotten Virginia landmark. Additionally, you will have 2 hours to photograph most of the interior of the palace and the immediate surrounding grounds.

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What camera gear is required to photograph the property? A TRIPOD IS A MUST FOR INTERIOR SHOTS IN THAT YOU WILL BE IN LOW LIGHT. A wide angle lens is also a requirement to photograph the exterior and interior rooms, including the iconic foyer staircase. Lenses with focal lengths between 24-70mm are also nice for some interior and exterior detail shots.

What should I wear? Swannanoa is particularly susceptible to cold and windy weather, in that it sits atop a valley mountain. Weather at the beginning of April has a good chance of being cold, especially during dusk. The palace is NOT heated. Be prepared to bundle up.

What is the refund policy? Tickets are refundable up to 7 days prior to the beginning of the event (minus the Eventbrite fee). Because much of this event will be held outside with or without camera gear, full refunds will be issued if the forecast is wet or very windy.

Are there bathrooms on the property? There is a portable toilet on the property.

Is this tour pet friendly? No pets are allowed on this tour.

I am coming from afar, can you recommend a place to stay? Waynesboro is the closest town to Swannanoa, in that it is just a few minutes away. Charlottesville and Staunton are also nearby and have accommodations that fit all budgets.

What else can I do in the area if I am visiting for the entire weekend? The recently opened Blue Ridge Tunnel is at the base of the mountain and is a crowd favorite. Wintergreen Ski Resort is approximately 35 minutes away as is Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.


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Swannanoa Palace

497 Swannanoa Lane

Afton, VA 22920

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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