Waldensian Trail of Faith, Valdese

#149 of 163 in Tours in North Carolina Mountains
Walking tour · Self-Guided Tour / Rental
Hours: M-F 9-5

Prices for Tours:

Self Guided Audio Tour

Adults $10.00

Seniors $ 8.00

Students $ 6.00

Returnable Headphones $2.00

Non-Returnable Ear Buds $1.00

Guided Audio Tours

(Guided tours require 10 or more people and at least a weeks notice)

Adults $10.00

Seniors $ 8.00

Students $ 6.00


As always due to safety precautions tours are only available during hospitable weather conditions. The Trail will not allow tours during snowy, icy and sleeting conditions or during thunderstorms.

The Waldensian Trail of Faith is an 11 acre Outdoor Museum that tells the history of the Waldensians back to the time of the apostles. The property contains 15 buildings and monuments that help portrait each phase of the journey.

Known as "people of the Book," scripture is what embodied the faith of the Waldensians — they lived by it and died for it. They were tortured, exiled and martyred, and still the faith that drove them from the Alpine Valleys of Italy to the foothills of North Carolina survived. The Trail of Faith is their story — each exhibit bearing witness to the journey that led them, from the time of the apostles, one continent to another in search of religious freedom and a future for their families.

Peer into the cave where they worshipped in secrecy. Gaze on the mountainside seminary where they translated the first full Bible into French. See their homes and the community oven where they baked bread. Experience life as they lived it, the journey that was their Trail of Faith.

The Trail of Faith, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)3 that graciously accepts donations to help us continue to tell the amazing story for generations to come. Give us a day, we'll give you a millennium!
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  • Fantastic outdoor historical and religious museum with a 15 minute movie! All the exhibits are open and wonderful like going back in time, the CAVE is a humbling and mysterious experience. A must...  more »

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