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Adam Thoroughgood House

1636 Parish Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Thoroughgood House is quite a treat!  The docent guides are very knowledgeable and you will learn so much from them. At Thoroughgood you will be able... more »
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Richmond, Virginia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
100 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There are a lot of things to like about this historic site. Here are some of the reasons: 1) relatively small group tours (4-5 people 2) a bargain price wise-5 dollars 3) a fascinating story about an indentured servant who rises to become a member of the H of B 4) very interesting architectural details and 5) A very knowledgeable... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This house was a great stop on our visit to Virginia Beach. As part of a combo ticket (which was five dollars as a college student) it was well worth it. The tour guide was friendly and loved to talk about more than just the history of the house. My only disappointment was that we were unable to go upstairs.... More

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was the first house on the 3 house tour -- Cost $7.00 each for a senior tour -- to see all three homes. The other homes are the Francis Land house and the Lynnhaven home. The docents at all three were well versed, articulate and added a sense of humor to their spiels. I'e done each home separate. The... More

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Port Orchard, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I took my family here and we all really enjoyed it. It really captures the early American feeling and offers a glimpse into the life of early settlers.

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copperhill, tn
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Our primary purpose of the trip was an ocean holiday. I've very glad we decided to make a side trip to this home. The place wasn't busy, and we had the tour guide all to ourselves (I suspect this is usually the case). She was very nice and well informed, able to answer all our questions. It was fascinating to... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I went there 30 years ago and 10 years ago. The tour was excellent and the scenery and tour guide was all excellent. Would not mind going again some day.

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Virginia Beach
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This historical home is tucked away in a VB neighborhood. Following the signs can be a bit tricky, as visitors are absolutely convinced they are simply in a neighborhood. They would be right. Adam Thoroughgood House IS in a neighborhood full of beautiful homes. Once you do get there, take the time to learn of its history, and walk around.... More

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Rockville, MD
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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

very nice for the locals. It's a bit quaint if you come from the DC area where we have a plethora of museums and historical houses.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I love this historical landmark! It's so amazing to see such a well kept piece of our local history. The guides add a touch of whimsy in their period dress. For a small contribution it's a great few hours.

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Punta Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Thought the Thoroughgood house is a bit of a distance from the beach, it is definitely woth the trip. It is supposedly the first brick home in America and is small but charming. Great effort has been made to preserve the building andit is regularly referred to in history texts, design magazines and historical publications.

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