von Trapp History Tours
As Maria von Trapp once said, "Our life is like a beautiful story that happens to be true."
The von Trapp family's journey is a remarkable story. In 1938, just before World War II, the Baron and the Baroness von Trapp left all their possessions and estate near Salzburg. With nine children and one on the way, they fled Austria and were granted asylum in this country. Arriving with four dollars, they settled in Philadelphia and through their music, turned a family hobby into a profession as the Trapp Family Singers. They soon bought a small farmhouse in Stowe, Vermont, because the landscape reminded them of home. Here the family lived peacefully, and continued to travel the world singing. They rented out rooms at their farmhouse to skiers and ran the Trapp Family Music Camp. Maria wrote an autobiography that inspired the play and movie, "The Sound of Music", and her story became an American legend.
What was once a modest farm grew into a world-renowned resort, now overseen by Johannes, the youngest of the singing von Trapp children, and his family.
Please enjoy a history tour or visit us on our von Trapp History Tour Package.
Trapp Family Lodge History Tours
The tour begins with an overview of the von Trapp family history – actual vs. movie version, discussion of the property’s history and the family’s early years in America. Enjoy a commentary about the old and new lodge. Visit the family’s private cemetery and garden area (weather permitting). View a documentary film of Maria von Trapp’s memories during her final visit to her former home in Salzburg, Austria.
Meet in the Main Lodge Gift Shop to participate, there is no reservation required. For more information call (x5719). $10 per Lodge Adult ~ $15 per Adult Visitor ~ $5 per Child 12 & under.