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Virginia House

4301 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221-3256
804-353-4251
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Ranked #62 of 106 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.
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Anoka
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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

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Richmond, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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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

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MILNER
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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Geelong, Australia
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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

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Richmond, Indiana
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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.

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Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

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

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Richmond, Virginia
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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.

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Virginia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
38 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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!

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