The Ashland Museum will lead a tour through the historic Race Course Addition on December 3.

We will talk about the original racecourse, how the RF&P developed the area after the Civil War, some of the original homeowners, and the architectural styles you will see along the way.

At the end of the tour, we’ll stop for a reception at 402 Duncan St. This home was built in 1891 and is the earliest surviving house on Duncan Street. This was the boyhood home of Christopher Chenery, owner of Triple Crown winner Secretariat.

The 90-minute tour will be offered at 2:00 pm and again at 4:00 pm. Each tour begins and ends at the Ashland Museum, at 105 Hanover Ave., next to Ashland’s Red Caboose.

We hope you can join us for one of our tours this holiday season.

The tour benefits the Ashland Museum outreach programs.

Tickets are $15 for museum members in advance, $25 in advance for non-members, and $30 at the door for all on December 4. Reservations are encouraged, as each tour has limited space.

Use our online registration form and pay by PayPal or by mail at Ashland Museum, PO Box 633, Ashland, VA 23005.

Questions? Contact us at 804-368-7314, or, or via our Contact page.