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    Name: Tour Historic Plantation Pharsalia with ACM&HS
    Date: April 8, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
    Scenic Pharsalia, Courtesy of Pharsalia
    Event Description:
    The Pharsalia house, located in Nelson County, was built in 1814 by Thomas Massie for his son William as a wedding present. At its height Pharsalia’s working farm was part of a family owned tract in excess of 10,000 acres. Crops and products included hops, tobacco, wheat, apples, cranberries, potatoes and smoked and cured bacon and hams. The tour of the house and grounds will be led by Foxie Morgan, a direct descendant of William’s Massie’s youngest son. Bring a bag lunch if you’d like to eat on the grounds following the tour.  Meet at Pharsalia at 9:45 a.m.  Tour starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $15.00. This is a Members Only Trip. Pre-registration required by March 24.  Not a Member — Join Today! 

     

     
    Location:
    2333 Pharsalia Road
    Tyro, Virginia 22976

    From Lynchburg and Points South

    Take Route 29 North, turning left onto Route 151/Patrick Henry Hwy. Go approximately 10 miles, turning left onto Route 56 West (Crabtree Falls Highway) towards Massie's Mill. Go 4 miles (NOT 2 miles) and proceed to the second Pharsalia Road sign (Route 680) just after crossing a bridge over the Tye River and turn left. Go 2 miles to Pharsalia on the right.

    From Charlottesville and Points North

    Take Route 29 South, 5 miles south of Lovingston, turning right on Route 56/Tye Brook Road. After 3/4 mile, turn right on to Roseland Road (Route 655). Continue for 5 miles, coming to Route 151/Patrick Henry Hwy. Turn left and take the immediate right on to Route 56 West (Crabtree Falls Highway). Go 4 miles (NOT 2 miles) and proceed to the second Pharsalia Road sign (Route 680) just after crossing a bridge over the Tye River and turn left. Go 2 miles to Pharsalia on the right.

    From Waynesboro/Staunton and Points West

    Take I-64 East off of I-81 to Exit 99 towards Afton. Turn right on Route 250. At bottom of mountain, turn right on Route 151/Rockfish Valley Hwy. Go approximately 20 +/- miles south on Route 151 (going over Brent's Mountain Gap)  Turn right onto Route 666 (Jonesboro Road) at Jonesboro Baptist Church.  This dead ends into Route 56.  Turn right onto Route 56 toward the mountains.  Go about 1.5 miles and take a left onto Pharsalia Road(Route 680) just after crossing a bridge over the Tye River and turn left. Go 2 miles to Pharsalia on the right.



     
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, April 8, 2017 Meet at 9:45 p.m. at Pharsalia.  Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m. Car pooling from Amherst County Museum is available.  Call 434-946-9068 to sign up.
    Contact Information:
    Octavia Starbuck, Museum Director 434-946-9068
    Fees/Admission:
    $15.00 fee for the tour.  Call the Museum at 434-946-9068 to register.  Registration deadline is March 24.  Tour fee is due to the Museum by March 24.
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