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Adam Thoroughgood House

1636 Parish Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
757-460-7588
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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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Port Orchard, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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27 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Most attractions in Virginia Beach focus on, of course, the beach. Or the military. This venue is a nice taste of history, though. It's not Williamsburg (which is mostly fake, I hear), but it's a nice little stop. It's an unexpected plantation feel in the middle of a modern neighborhood. It's impressive how you can step back in time while... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

A wonderful, informative guide. So glad to gave stumbled upon this house on here. Francis Land house is nearby. Would have loved to see 3rd house of this group ... Time well spent!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

If you need a history fix, but Williamsburg's too far or too complex for the time you have, here's your place. It's antiquity is impressive in domestic Virginia history. Well-kept. Step-back in time in a gentle, pleasant way.

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