The French & Indian War Foundation invites you to tour Historic Springdale & Bartonsville Mill April 15, 2023, 1-4:00PM
Robert and Susan Claytor will open their home, Springdale, for a special tour in support of The French & Indian War Foundation. Please join us in learning the rich history of the property and its people.
The tour will include the historic Springdale home, built in 1753 by John Hite, oldest son of Joist Hite. We’ll tour the grounds, remains of Hite’s Tavern (~1735), and the historic mill, currently under restoration by owners Stacey and Anthony Rowe.
In addition to the Hite family, Springdale’s history includes the Bartons, who lived there from 1802-1873, experiencing the ravages of a civil war. Since 1893, Springdale has been in the Hack family, descendants of the VanMeter’s who sold the original land grant of 40,000 acres to Joist Hite in 1731.
Location: 4273 Valley Pike (Route 11) between Kernstown and Stephens City, VA. Cost: $25 members, $30 non-members (40 ticket limit, first-come-first-serve) Tour Agenda: 1:00 Meet & Greet, Tour Overview, Break into Three Groups
1:30 Begin Tours, 3:45 Recap and Light Refreshments