Botetourt County Courthouse

How up to date are you on the unique and important history of Fincastle and Botetourt County?

Many opportunities will be available at the Fincastle Festival to learn more about the area’s history and to examine actual historic records signed by Virginia leaders such as Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Israel Christian, Madison, Monroe, William Preston and others. This and many other fun and educational offerings will be available along with the artists and crafters on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. during the 51st annual Fincastle Festival.

History-related events begin with a return of the Revolutionary War interpreters and their encampment at Wysong Park. Tours of the Early Cabin and Wysong Blacksmith shop, recalling essential activities of early Fincastle, as well as other historic parts of Fincastle, will be available.  Also included will be an opportunity to examine hundreds of historic documents and records dating from 1770 to present, revealing aspects of the lives of some who lived in the area and of others who communicated with them when Fincastle was young, vibrant, and a crossroads for settlers…

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