Date(s) - 06/22/2019
14:00 - 17:00
Hampton Roads Materials
Walking tour of Presidential “Heads” in Williamsburg, VA
Tickets $20.00 each; pre-pay via Eventbrite.com. website only. (Search for Presidents Heads Walking Tour and select 22nd June)
Sign up sheet will be available at our June 5th meeting.
The United States of America has had 44 men serve as president. While some have monuments to their legacy in our nation’s capital or their home cities, 43 are memorialized in pastoral Croaker, Virginia. Here, in a farmer’s field next to a woodchip production facility, 20-foot-high busts of the nation’s honored, but imperfect, leaders sit quietly waiting.
These massive artifacts were once part of Presidents Park, a tourist destination in Williamsburg. When the park failed financially, a private individual bought and transported these statue heads to his private property, 13 miles up the interstate. They have sat there since and continue to deteriorate. The property on which they reside is private and full of security cameras and motion sensors, hence only pre-booked tours are permitted.
There is a unique opportunity to allow parties to visit them on certain weekends during the month of June. John Plashal who presented “Abandoned in Virginia” now organizes tours. He will be making a short presentation on the “Heads” then we will be on our own to walk and tour these statues.