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Agecroft Hall

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Address: 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23226
Phone Number: 804-353-4241
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Description: Agecroft Hall is an authentic 16th century English manor house. It was was...
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.
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English Manor House

In order to aid in the preservation of this treasure, guests are limited to a certain number of rooms during the tour. The fact that it was brought over to Richmond from England... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

In order to aid in the preservation of this treasure, guests are limited to a certain number of rooms during the tour. The fact that it was brought over to Richmond from England in the 1900's is a feat in itself, and I am super glad someone saw fit to preserve this for later generations to visit. Most of the... More 

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Katie R, Guest Relations Manager at Agecroft Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your travel scheduel to write a review of Agecroft Hall. For your information (and for all Downton fans), we will be offering special tours later this year in conjunction with the "Dressing Downton" exhibit at Virginia Historical Society http://www.vahistorical.org/sites/default/files/uploads/PressCenter_Altria%20Group_Downton.pdf Thanks again! Manager of Tour Services More 

Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I didn't like the tour at all. The house is very dark and gloomy. I will never go there again. Waste of my time and energy.

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Alexandria
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Agecroft Hall was built near Manchester in the 15th century and then moved to Richmond in the 1920s. It became a museum later and has been lovingly restored and decorated since. The house tour is excellent. The staff is very knowledgable and clearly very proud of the Hall. The gardens surrounding the house are equally impressive. The house sits upon... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A beautiful 15th century estate that was moved from England to Richmond, Virginia in the 1920's by T. C. Williams. Beautiful view of the James River from the grounds and fine "period" entertainment as we waited in line for a brief entertaining tour through 4 rooms of the estate. Will return for a guided tour at another time.

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Arlington, VA
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72 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

we wanted to see the house for a regular tour but inadvertently came on the open house weekend with mobs of people and costumed events. I think all the kids enjoyed it but definitely the wrong time to try to see the house. Lovely setting. Very dark inside.

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Richmond, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife had a wonderful time at today's event. The wait was made enjoyable with the music and entertainment. It was nice touch to have interpreters during the tour. The library set in WWII was very touching. Great for kids.

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Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Fascinating building brought from England and reconstructed.. Shakespeare performances in the summer..lovely gardens and lawns for picnics and jazz.

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Fulda
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49 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The movie was great and really interesting. The tour, well we got a not very good guide that kept repeating herself and asking if she had told us something. I felt like she left a lot out and was kind of in a hurry. We asked several questions and she only knew about half the answers. You only get to... More 

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Katie R, Front Office Manager at Agecroft Hall, responded to this review

Jim S., Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to review Agecroft Hall. All feedback is helpful. Positive and negative comments about tours and tour guides are utilized as training tools for the entire Tour Services department and sometimes shared with other staff. Your tour guide may have mentioned that some areas of the building are not open... More 

Bluefield, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely stroll through history with my husband who is a Renaissance history buff. The Tudor style homes were sent from dismantled homes from in England and rebuilt in Richmond.

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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It was really nice to learn about the history from us 1800s on I liked the way the tour guide explained every part of the room in the gardens were beautiful

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