Somewhere In Time
By Catherine | Wilton House, Hartfield, VA
250 years of American history on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula.
Making your way up the gravel road to the plantation, years begin to slip away. Decades turn into centuries and magically time transcends. 1763 is upon you. Be patient, you won’t come face to face with the 18th century until you enter the home. The old brass knobs tell a story of a time that’s not so remote after all. The smells, the pine floor boards, the abundance of antiques, invite you to partake in a long forgotten southern life that still exists within the walls of Virginia’s Wilton House.
Your day will begin with dawn’s first light entering the coverless windows. As dusk sets, darkness fills the woods and it’s not long until the house is shrouded as well. You won’t find a television anywhere to light up the parlors. This is your opportunity to silence your mind and allow the house to take you back to a quieter time. Play cards, read a book, and explore the house and it’s vast array of art that adorns the walls. Wilton is sure to reveal at least some of its secrets.
Despite all its 18th century charm, the house lends itself to some modern amenities such as beautifully upgraded bathrooms and a lovely new kitchen. Wilton is an amazing example of preservation and not renovation. Stephen Foster is the talent behind the project and the person to credit for breathing life back into one of Virginia’s finest Georgian Manors.
Wilton can be all yours for a week, a weekend, or an entire season. Situated on 25 serene rural acres, Wilton offers you a truly unique “away from it all” experience. It’s 250 year old history beckons…
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