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Address: 1636 Parish Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone Number: 757-460-7588
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Interesting Tour and Informative Docent

I bought the three home combination ticket for $14.00 (senior price)at this home. It was not a lengthy tour but in combination with tours of the other two historic homes nearby... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I bought the three home combination ticket for $14.00 (senior price)at this home. It was not a lengthy tour but in combination with tours of the other two historic homes nearby you can spend a good part of the day learning about early settlement of the area. The docent was knowledgeable and fielded my questions without a problem. Much to... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

As the guide told me, the Adam Thoroughgood House was built not by Adam but by his great-grandson. Located in the Thoroughgood section of Virginia Beach, the house is a handsome example of colonial architecture. Entry is always with a guide. Elizabeth gave me an excellent one-hour tour of the home, the grounds, and the history of the house and... More 

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Farfield, OH
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Had a great tour by Erin through the home and learned it's history. Many architectural details shared and how they determined things about the place. Worth the money.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

great informative guide - very enthusiastic. I learned much more about the area than I'd learned in my history lessons. Like - what a courting candle was. Who'd have known. Not far off the beaten path and a combo ticket of $16 gets you admission into 3 houses. takes about 45 minutes a house and they're not too far apart... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Recently six of us took a tour of the house and gardens. The tour guide was excellent and talked to us for two hours about the history of the Thoroughood house and the family, the house itself, the gardens, the furniture (unfortunately none from the family) and decorations. A great way to spend some time and the office and home... More 

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Middletown, Virginia
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The tour is part of 3 historic homes to visit for the ticket price. We enjoyed our tour guide, he provided some interesting facts (like a paw print in the brick chimney). The tour was just of the first floor of the home and lasted about 30 minutes.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

All I can say is if you go, ask for Angela to do your tour. She is a great tour guide. Very animated and you can tell she loves leading tours. Very interesting history behind the building of house. Take advantage of the home tour package. You can see 3 houses in the area and you don't have to go... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 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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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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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