Anthony Collins, Director
828-874-1893 or 800-635-4778
401 Church Street NW
PO Box 1256 Valdese, NC 28690
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 2pm - 5pm
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Guided tours are a minimum of 10 patrons and require a pre-scheduled reservation.
Founder's Festival (an educational festival in May)
July 4th Celebration
Self-guided tours $2. Free admission.
Lighting the Trail
Christmas Lights Display from Thanksgiving to Christmas
Free admission. Recommended $1 donation per car.
I-40 to Exit 111. Take Carolina Street to Main Street (Highway 70). Turn left at traffic light and travel Main Street to Church Street. Turn right onto Church Street. The Trail of Faith is located on top of the hill to the right.
The Ciabas Church/Chapel and Visitor Center are available to rent for Weddings and Receptions, Family Reunions, and other meetings or events. Open year-round. Call for more information.
Volunteers Welcome! We welcome groups that need to earn merits by doing community volunteer work. Please call or email for information.
We also welcome photographers for beautiful outdoor backdrops. Stop in and check us out!
The Waldensian Trail of Faith was started in 1993 to preserve the history and heritage of the Waldensian people who settled the town of Valdese, NC. Valdese is the largest settlement of Waldensian people outside Italy. Our mission is to provide an inspiring, educational tour of 2,000 years of Waldensian history.