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Agecroft Hall

4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23226
804-353-4241
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Ranked #18 of 102 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens
Owner description: Agecroft Hall is an authentic 16th century English manor house. It was was taken apart,shipped across the Atlantic, and reassembled in Virginia in the... more » Owner description: Agecroft Hall is an authentic 16th century English manor house. It was was taken apart,shipped across the Atlantic, and reassembled in Virginia in the 1920s. Today Agecoft Hall is open for tours, special events, educational programs, and is home of The Richmond Shakespeare Festival. « less
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English first
washington DC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a rare opportunity to take a peek at some English history from the late 15th century right here on US soil. The tour of the house is filled with interesting facts about a time far removed from our own. Makes you feel lucky to live in the modern age, that's for sure! Tour starts with a short movie... More

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Shelburn, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Such a great tour of a Tudor home filled with rare furnishings of the period. All the pieces were amazing, I was especially impressed with the collection of instruments from the 16th century as well as the craftsmanship of the massive wooden beds. That these things have withstood the test of time is truly remarkable. Our tour guide was very... More

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Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Agecroft Hall is a wonderful museum. The house has a great history and it is absolutely stunning. The tour guides are very informative. Definitely worth the visit!! The gardens are beautiful.....

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lovely home and gardens. The plant lovers could easily spend half a day enjoying the gardens though they could use more attention then they seem to be getting. The house is a step back in time with beautiful carved wood, period furnishing and knowledgeable tour guides. Well worth the trip out of the way.

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Nellysford, VA
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140 reviews 140 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellent performance of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream with the Hensley Park Theater Cast in an Elizabethan environment with gorgeous gardens. Many brought picnic dinners and ate on the grounds. No bad seat, an intimate setting.

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Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Wow! This place is incredible! We have lived in richmond many years. It finally took my daughter and son in law to take us to this amazing mansion and grounds. What a grand, picture perfect view. The mansion is a sight to behold, full of history. Imported from its original location in England. A short film provided a great intro.... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The antique collection inside the house is truly Amazing. For that alone it is worth your time. The house takes you back to the days of old in England. Grounds are nice as well.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We visited Agecroft close to closing time and ended up getting a personal tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We loved seeing the seal of Elizabeth the First. The gardens were beautiful. We will visit again!

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Houston, TX
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you were rich enough, would you buy a 16th century mansion and moved it, brick by brick, to Richmond, Virginia? Well, somebody did. Agecroft Hall was actually built in Lancashire, England and was sold in 1925 to the Williams family, tobacco barons, in Richmond, Virginia. The family had the house disassembled, shipped, and reassembled on the James River, complete... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

With a lot of Richmond history attached. Beautiful grounds with plays in the evening later on in the summer I am told. House was brought over from England stone by stone with many nicely restored antiques. Dosents are excellent. All together a very nice afternoon.

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