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Address: 1636 Parish Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone Number: 17573855100
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit the Thoroughgood House to hear the great success story of Adam...

Visit the Thoroughgood House to hear the great success story of Adam Thorowgood, one of Virginia's first colonists. Learn about the house Argall and Susannah Thorowgood built and what makes it so extraordinary. See the special touches added by John Thorowgood and tour the passage and parlor, furnished as they might have been when John lived there. Finally, follow the house in pictures up to the present and find out what-and how-we are continuing to learn about this historic treasure.

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Beautiful House / Garden!

Perfect little stop for those wanting to see history near the Chesapeake Bay. Tour consists of the first floor and information on the Thoroughgood family of Virginia Beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect little stop for those wanting to see history near the Chesapeake Bay. Tour consists of the first floor and information on the Thoroughgood family of Virginia Beach. Beautiful garden, located at the near of a forested neighborhood. One of my favorites, excellent little stop for couples or anyone wanting peace and quiet.

Thank 757KJH1992
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house was built in 1719, small, but well restored. The two young women running the gift shop/tour were tremendously nice and informative! Well worth the visit!

Thank jwfornow
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The Adam Thoroughgood House at 1636 Parish Road in Virginia Beach isn't Mount Vernon or Monticello or Arlington House but it is worth a visit if for no other reason than its origins can be traced to a man who arrived in Virginia in 1621 and was granted a land parcel of 5,350 acres in 1636 and whose grandson probably... More 

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Hamden, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I probably wouldn't make a special trip to go extremely far out of the way to see this, but if you're in the area it's definitely worth seeing. Our tour guide was very informative and it's was only our family on the tour which was nice. Children are welcome, but aren't aloud to touch any of the furniture in the... More 

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Pittsburgh PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Adam Thoroughgood House is one of three historic homes that you can purchase a ticket for and do all three homes. Worth it to see all three. We started at this home first since it was the furthest and worked our way back to the VA beach area. It is nesteled way back in a residential area and with out... More 

1 Thank KAG39
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank karnold249
Omaha, Nebraska
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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 

Thank dkcharms
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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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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