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.

Agecroft Hall

4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23226
804-353-4241
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #20 of 106 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
Write a Review

88 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    50
    30
    4
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Prince George, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Another grand house in Richmond with a very interesting history. Very well maintained and we have heard the Christmas decorations are fantastic. This is a house that was originally built in England centuries ago (15th century) - dismantled and shipped to the US in the early 1900 to save it from being torn down - than rebuilt here restoring it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Smithfield, Virginia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

House is large and beautiful. It is very dark inside. The gardens are a must see in season. Too bad the trees and shrubbery have overgrown your view of the James River. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
75 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Growing up in England I have certainly seen my fair share of estate homes and many are impeccable to say the least with all original armory, art and fantastic furniture. The guides are tremendous .In comparing this with Agecroft hall..??well there is no comparison. True the estate was brought over in pieces that's the "great part" but its not really... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The house is just beautiful from the front lawn. It's truly amazing that they brought this thing over in pieces and reassembled it sorta like it was. And what an awesome spot to place it, overlooking the James River. You wouldn't know that now, however. They've seen fit to let tress, shrubs, etc. grow up so that you cannot see... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Stafford, Virginia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Agecroft Hall is a step back in time. The tour includes a short film and informative guide. Grounds/gardens are gorgeous. We visited on a rainy day. I can only imagine how much more beautiful it is on a clear day.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Malibu, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We visited Agecroft Hall because we enjoy history. The home has a remarkable history and story behind it. The tour was very informative and the house was absolutely gorgeous. The home gives a sense of life in the 16th century. The collection of period artifacts was astounding. My wife and I concluded our visit by walking the grounds which were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reston, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a spectacular place and unbelievable story about it's origin. It's just like a script for the fairy tale or movie! Must be visited.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very entertaining tour guide, he was self taught and loved history of the era. Which of course gave you a better feel for the times in which Agecroft was built. The craftsmanship was awesome on all pieces displayed in the Hall. It is not the first transferred home I have seen and this one really does stand out as best... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
washington DC
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shelburn, Indiana
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Agecroft Hall also viewed

 

Been to Agecroft Hall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing