We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Virginia House

4301 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221-3256
804-353-4251
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #60 of 102 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A reassembled 12th-century English priory that is open to the public for tours.
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7
    1
    1
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Anoka
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
64 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a large home with an interesting past, having been moved to this location. I would imagine in the future the Historical Society will do great things with it but it is not much right now. It is however right next door to Agecroft Hall so you get a two for one trip. The other thing is that all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This beautiful home was originally two structures in England - a priory and a manor house. A must-see in Richmond! Relocated in 1927-29, it is the perfect example of adaptive reuse as a home for a former US ambassador and his wife. The grounds are astounding, the guides knowledgable, and the house itself is an architectural gem. Shakespearean plays are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Akin to its neighbor Agecroft, Virginia House is the vision and legacy of Richmonders who wanted to bring England to Virginia. To visit this place is to understand that love of English history that the Weddell's tried to recreate and preserve. The woodwork is incredible,and don't miss the wood paintings of historical personages up high. And, I would go back... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chesapeake, Virginia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We had the chance to see one of the hidden pleasure of Richmond, Virginia House. It is owned and operated under the Virginia Historic Society. What a great surprise this home was! It was like taking a step into England. The home is a English Tudor style manor that would brought here from England, stone by stone! There are surprises... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
MILNER
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Drove all the way there just to find out they are no longer open except by appointment. Agecroft Hall is right next door, did that instead

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Geelong, Australia
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
69 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Again reflective of the still decisive nature in the South. Accurate and worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Indiana
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Virginia house is great and next door to Agecroft Hall, so you can walk next door. This house has beautiful gardens and the inside is unbelievable. If you like historical houses, then you will like this one. Everyone we took there enjoyed it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

You will love the gardens - take a picnic lunch and enjoy the surroundings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Most unique gardens in Virginia. Rare and unusual plants introduced through the genius of head horticulturist Scott Burell.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Virginia
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
37 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

I love this place. The people who work here love the house and it shows. They take pride in their tours, showing you all sorts of side things to notice along the way. The grounds are wonderful. Best place at Christmas! Lots of activities for kids, too!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Virginia House also viewed

 

Been to Virginia House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Virginia House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing