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Address: 4301 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221-3256
Phone Number: 18043534251
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Virginia House was formerly an English manor house that was relocated to...

Virginia House was formerly an English manor house that was relocated to Richmond in 1925. The home is now owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society. Virginia House is open by appointment only.

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Excellent "Small" Manor House Tour!

We arrived for a 10 AM tour on a rainy day and could not have asked for better! We were the only people in our tour, so we had the docent to ourselves. She was very well informed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Sofie C
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We arrived for a 10 AM tour on a rainy day and could not have asked for better! We were the only people in our tour, so we had the docent to ourselves. She was very well informed, friendly, and un-rushed. By the time our tour had ended, the rain had also let up, so we took a self-guided tour... More 

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Greg H, Manager of Web and Digital Resources at Virginia House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of Virginia House. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you come back soon to the House and Gardens. Best, VHS Staff More 

Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We were actually trying to visit the Agecroft Hall next door, but we weren't sorry we came here. The young lady who was our guide was quite enthusiastic about the house, the occupants and its rich history. Located in a beautiful neighborhood, you will need GPS to find it. Our guide gave us a complete history of the house from... More 

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Greg H, Manager at Virginia House, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We're glad that you enjoyed your trip to Virginia House. Please come back and see us again soon! More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What a disappointment! My wife and I also set aside an afternoon to visit Virginia House Museum, and discovered chains across the entrance "By Appointment Only". Like the previous reviewer, I also found absolutely NO notice of this on their official website. Since I live in the Philadelphia area, it may not happen any time soon that I would return.... More 

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Southside Virginia
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you are interested in old houses, this is a place you should really see. We were there on an afternoon in late may and arranged a tour. Our plans for the day changed and we arrived almost an hour early for our 2 PM tour. The site director was very helpful and showed us the garden so we could... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Read online that you had to make reservations to tour this home, so I communicated with them and set everything up. They were ready for us and we had a wonderful tour. So many interesting facts! The house and gardens are just beautiful! We took lots of pictures inside and out. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Great... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I took some friends visiting from CT here the other day and we really enjoyed it. Elizabeth was a treasure trove of information about the house, the artifacts and the couple who built it. It's not the usual static restored-to-the-period house and gardens. You do need to call ahead to arrange a tour.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

May I commend Elizabeth who was our tour guide, this place is so much fun to learn about and you get to do the downstairs and also go upstairs and see the amazing yard and gardens...........really lovely in Spring of course...........very nice and reasonable $6 fee loved furnishings and art!!

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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 

1 Thank SDeuker
Richmond, Virginia
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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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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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