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Adam Thoroughgood House

Address: 1636 Parish Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone Number: 757-460-7588
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

An old house, well tended to and in a very nice, old neighborhood. Worth a Saturday trip to see if you like Virginia history. Didn't cost a thing.

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Richmond, Virginia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
109 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
29 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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