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Riddick's Folly House Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Enjoy the history of Virginia in Suffolk

A small piece of history in Suffolk. The Riddicks Folly House blends the Revolutionary and Civil... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
E6885TLjohnb
Amazing!

We took this tour with our family yesterday. What an experience! We are so lucky to have such a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SuffolkCity
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While Mills Riddick’s contemporaries may have mocked his Greek Revival home when it was built in 1837, the house now stands as a beautiful reminder of the past. This most impressive structure on Main Street in Suffolk features striking architectural...more
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510 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434-4427
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small piece of history in Suffolk. The Riddicks Folly House blends the Revolutionary and Civil War periods

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank E6885TLjohnb
EdwardK2003, Manager at Riddick's Folly House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello John, Thanks for the review. It does help with the City. Thanks, Lee

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this tour with our family yesterday. What an experience! We are so lucky to have such a treasure right here in Suffolk. Lee King gave a wonderful tour. He and his staff have worked so hard to acquire so many authentic pieces. You...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SuffolkCity
EdwardK2003, Manager at Riddick's Folly House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello SuffolkCity Thank you for the great review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour of Riddick's Folly. Thanks, Lee

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a tour at The Riddick's Folly House Museum and was amazed at the history that was so close to where I live. The tour guide Lee King was excellent and knew whatever you asked about FFHM. I would definitely recommend a tour there. You...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Mr. King was delightful and presented the history of Riddick's Folly with humor. He was very accommodating to the elderly and offered a half tour. We will definitely return for the other half of the tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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EdwardK2003, Director/Curator at Riddick's Folly House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hello, Thanks for the great comments about your tour of Riddick's Folly. It helps so much with the City of Suffolk. Lee

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Just went for a tour. It was great. Lee showed us around. He was very knowledgeable and interesting. We highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gail O
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

The tour was very interesting and our guide was very nice! We loved getting to learn about the history of Suffolk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Erin A
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Very beautiful home built in 1837. Lots of history. Famous family with revolutionary war history built and lived in the home. The name? Suffolk has always been a small town so what do you call a home with 20 rooms, 16 fireplaces and built of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited Williamsburg and found ourselves at Riddick's Folly. We are not history buffs but massively enjoyed the tour. Edward was a brilliant guide, his love for the house, furnishings and history was infectious and we are now much better informed about the history linked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda O
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Lee is an extremely knowledgeable and passionate tour guide at Riddick's Folly House. He has done a phenomenal job with the furniture and art pieces collected over the years, along with the hours of research behind them. Any Civil War enthusiast will want to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Camille C
Edward K, Manager at Riddick's Folly House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Hello Camille, Thank you for the 5 star review. It will help us tremendously with the City. I ma so glad that you enjoyed your tour of Riddick's Folly. Thanks, Lee

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Knew Nothing of Suffolk history, except a bronze sign about an old chuch that had burned there. So , was curious about home called Riddicks Folly. I will not give out the secret, you have to go there. but , in time , discovered how...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dale N
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