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Wilton House

215 S. Wilton Rd, Richmond, VA
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Ranked #25 of 81 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Richmond, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I love touring historic houses around Virginia and it was a pleasant surprise to stumble upon this one. In addition to tours they also have a music series Jammin on the James in the summer that makes for a great way to spend the afternoon with a picnic.

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Stafford, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The guide on this tour is extremely knowledgeable and funny providing anecdotes as well as a history of the home. Both the building and grounds are beautiful and you get to see every room. The antique road show recently filmed here and there are still a few items being showcased/highlighted from their stay.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We went right before closing time. We had a personal tour from a very knowledgeable and entertaining older gentleman. The home is beautiful and rich with history! Loved the room that George Washington had stayed in. Would definitely visit again!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were so lucky to have Thomas L. Mitchell for our Docent while we toured Wilton. He gave us a leisurely tour filled with imagine that made you think you were walking back in time. Such a beautiful house to spend the afternoon. Thank you Thomas!

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Richmond, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This "high Georgian" Manor House, built in the 1750's, is one of only two fully paneled interior colonial homes in the United States (the other is Drayton Hall, just outside Charleston, S.C.). Originally built 15 miles east of Richmond, it was moved piece by piece to its present location in the city's west end in 1933 because the property on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Wilton house is a beautiful landmark in Richmond. The workers are fun and knowledgeable. A great place to go.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The last thing on our day and all four of us said it was the most enjoyable. The gentleman who guided us was just that, a true gentleman. He knew his subject and seemed as though he may have been related to the house and family in some way, although I am not sure he actually was. The house is... More

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Orangeville, ON
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Although a little difficult to find the Wilton House is a true treasure. We had an excellent tour at the end of the day. A most informative guide (he was 78!) who filled our ears with facts & stories in the most pleasant manner. Even though it was the end of his day he walked us all through patiently and... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Watch carefully for the block to turn off Cary Street. At the end of a regular residential street is this gem of a historic house. My tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. The family story, gorgeous architecture, and beautiful contents are a capsule history of colonial Virginia.

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