The Waterford National Historic Landmark is a treasured connection to America’s past, present, and future. The Landmark’s historic buildings and beautiful green fields and landscapes have been preserved to “connect” all of us to our heritage and help us understand our past.
Walk with us through Waterford today and discover what makes this place so memorable. Hear the stories of ordinary people who did extraordinary things. They built a thriving town from wilderness; they endured a long and bloody war that threatened to destroy their homes and their lives; and in good times and bad they held tightly to their vision of a special place. Today their 18th and 19th century homes, mill, forge, corner store, Quaker meeting house, the one-room schoolhouse that served the African-American community, and the surrounding 1,420 acres of farmland, compose a National Historic Landmark. Waterford’s ongoing preservation is the work of the nonprofit Waterford Foundation and the owners of the historic homes in the village.