Sunday, July 08, 2012

Afton's 'Swannanoa' mansion open to public this weekend

Swannanoa, Major James Dooley's Afton Mountaintop home circa 1912.

If you have ever wondered what the inside of this white marble mansion looked like or longed to wander the grounds, this weekend is your chance to see Swannanoa located on Afton Mountain.

The first weekend each month through October will see the doors and grounds open to the public. For photos and more info about Swannanoa, the summer home of the Dooleys of Richmond, and its formal gardens, see here and here and here.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
Cross-posted at Bearing Drift

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