Washington County is a study in history, with magnificent homes in every village and hamlet demonstrating the architectural mastery of generations past, and small mercantiles offering a service and geniality of days-gone-by.
The museums are equally illustrative and accessible, offering up close and personal looks at the slate that tops everything from mansions to barns throughout the county and beyond. The Pember Library and Museum in Granville actually combines history and nature with guided tours, hikes and day camps, delighting young and old.
Another spin on the slate legacy is the Slate Valley Museum, also in Granville, which lives within a New World Dutch Barn. Visitors will see every aspect of the slate industry through life size replicas and genuine artifacts from the bedrock of one of this area’s greatestries.
For more details, please visit the Slate Valley Museum’s website.