Listed below are some upcoming events and activities that may be of interest……….

Play for Preservation – Croquet in June  (Saturday, June 3, 2023)

SAVE THE DATE for our next exciting fundraiser event being held during June 2023;

What: Play for Preservation – Croquet in June
When: Saturday June 3, 2023 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  (Rain date to be determined)
Where: Historic Fishburn Mansion, located at 714 13th Street SW in Roanoke, VA
Cost: TBD

About the Event:

Play for Preservation-Croquet in June. Wearing your croquet whites and soft-soled shoes is strongly encouraged. Prizes awarded to winners by age bracket as well as best dressed croquet players.

Proceeds will support ongoing preservation projects for the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation and Friends of Mountain View, Inc.

More info will follow.


Currently available…….

Updated Historic Downtown Roanoke Walking Tours

Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation recently released a new and revised version of our popular Downtown Roanoke Walking Tour in both published and digital formats that are available at most local downtown museums as well as at the Hotel Roanoke and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Visitor Information Center (O. Winston Link Museum). Digital tours can be accessed via scanning a QR Code on postcards also available at these same locations.

Published Tours

The published Roanoke Downtown Walking tour is comprised of three (3) areas of interest – the Commerce Walk, the Community Walk, and the N&W Railway Walk – that combined together provide you with an overall view of our city’s history.  

The published walking tour opens up into a full-size 18″ x 24″ fold-out brochure that coimbines the three (3) areas of interest and also includes several historic photos and a brief history of Roanoke’s growth. 


Digital Tours

The digital Roanoke Downtown Walking tour has been broken down into the same three areas of interest, but separately, with each tour  providing its own distinctive view of our city: The Commerce Walk, The Community Walk, and the N&W Railway Walk.
• The Commerce Walk begins with the bustling City Market Building and continues along some of downtown’s most important and scenic commercial streets.
• The Community Walk takes participants past buildings and landmarks central to the daily lives of Roanoke’s citizens.
• The N&W Railway Walk allows participants to get in touch with our city’s railroad heritage and rich history of Roanoke’s Black community.

Once you scan one of the Tour postcard’s QR codes, a map of downtown Roanoke automatically appears with a short walking route highlighted on your mobile device with informational markers along the way showcasing the points of interest you are looking at. By walking on these brief tours, you will learn about our city’s history which in turn will help you understand who Roanoke is today.


Future events………

Check back often as we update this page with future events and activities being planned.