Preservation

Built in 1791, Meadow Garden was the Waltons’ primary home.  At George Walton’s death in 1804, his funeral procession began at Meadow Garden. The historic house has been a part of four centuries and connects modern visitors to this man who played a vital role in the founding of our country.

In 1900, the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased Meadow Garden to protect this endangered historic resource. From the GSSDAR Proceedings of 1899, “Meadow Garden is stronger to-day than many modern wooden dwellings. Of course, a great deal of painting and repairing will have to be done …” This began a proud tradition of preserving this historically significant building. For 120 years, the GSSDAR has maintained stewardship of Meadow Garden using the best information, technology, and resources at their disposal in order to restore this historic structure in accordance with the standards of the day.

In 2018, Meadow Garden Preservation and Restoration Plan began, focused on the extensive preservation process required for this historically significant structure.

Work has recently been completed on the restoration of the front porch and replacement of the front-porch roof line. With this project, the front-facing portion of the first period roof has been revealed for the first time in more than a century. This provides a more authentic representation of the house during the time the Walton’s were in residence. Join us to explore the history of the house as we preserve it for the future.