Ferry Plantation House

Ferry Plantation House, Virginia Beach: Hours, Address, Ferry Plantation House Reviews: 4.5/5

Ferry Plantation House
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Ferry Plantation House is a 1830 brick structure (once covered with oyster shell stucco) with a ten-room central passage plan. It's an example of a Federal farm house facing the Western Branch of the Lynnhaven River. The volunteers of Ferry Plantation tell the recorded past of the families who have lived on the property since the mid-1650s as-well-as the history of Virginia Beach.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.5
41 reviews
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Carol P
Exton, PA170 contributions
Awesome historic house not to be missed
Dec 2019
If you had only time for one visit - this is the house to see. The docents (especially Gerry) are a wealth of information. The tour was packed with historic information and insights into the lives of the early settlers. The house is very very well done, packed with items used the the day! I could spend much time in each room there a so much to see. But Gerry's telling of the 'stories of life' made the tour come to life. It was an awesome tour!
Written December 17, 2019
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Ally C
1 contribution
Amazing site and fantastic guides
Sep 2019 • Solo
This tour was fantastic! The guide we had was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The grounds are very fascinating and beautiful. Definitely would come back!
Written September 14, 2019
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Thank you so much for the review Ally. We hope to see you again!!!
Written September 16, 2019
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Valerie S
Lake Ariel, PA87 contributions
The Best Tour Guides
Jul 2019
Ferry Plantation may surprise those looking for a Gone With the Wind type plantation. This was a real home lived in by real people. It also served as a courthouse. The tour guides are well versed in Ferry's history and happy to answer all questions. Small pretty place and grounds. A lovely few hours.
Written September 4, 2019
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Thank you so much for coming out and visiting us!
Written September 10, 2019
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Dawn A
1 contribution
Amazing Tour!
Aug 2019 • Family
Our guide was super knowledgeable and VERY KID FRIENDLY! We had a blast learning about history and the insider’s accounts of facts. My kids have already asked to go back.
Written August 26, 2019
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Thank you for the review Dawn. We always try to find new ways to get kids involved in our tours and show that history can be fun!
Written August 30, 2019
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Dawn A
Chesapeake, VA2 contributions
Disability and tour
Aug 2019 • Friends
I wanted to give a different perspective on my visit than others. I have chronic 24/7 migraines, anxiety, ptsd and depression. It's hard for me to leave my house, but the description of the tour sounded like something I would be able to do. So armed with my daughter and her Dad I was able to enjoy this very much. The only issues I had were the flashlight outside and the singing bowl inside. Thanks gang for a great night!🧡
Written August 19, 2019
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Thank you for the amazing review and coming out to Fight Night Dawn!
Written August 22, 2019
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Kimberly
1 contribution
Ferry Plantation Tour
Jun 2019 • Solo
Wonderful tour along with some amazing Local History information even this native Virginian didn’t know. Josh, Cody and the rest of the staff do a great job!
Written August 19, 2019
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Thank you for the review Trina! We hope to see you again at one of our Special Events!
Written August 22, 2019
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Janese
2 contributions
Such a great place for history buffs.
Aug 2019 • Solo
I had this place in my list for quite some time to tour. I finally had the chance a few weeks ago and was so impressed by the number of antiques, the condition of the place, and the knowledge of the tour guides that I decided to become a volunteer. A++
Written August 19, 2019
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Thank you for the review. We are so glad to now have you as a volunteer!
Written August 22, 2019
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Audra D
Virginia Beach, VA10 contributions
Great for the whole family.
Jul 2019 • Family
The friday night frights tour at ferry plantation house is interesting and informative and entertaining. My husband and I are VB locals and definitely learned some history we never knew. Even our 14 year old and 11 year old enjoyed the 2 hour tour. We highly recommend this for a fun family night out. We had no idea that this historical home was once a courthouse for the area and is now maintained by a handful of volunteers from a non-profit organization. The tour is reasonably priced, but knowing that every penny goes into the maintenance and upkeep of the property makes it that more meaningful. Go check it out. You won't be disappointed. I guarantee you will learn something new, you will get a good sense of the spirits who still linger there and you'll be doing your part in helping to save a piece of valuable VB history.
Written July 20, 2019
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Thank you so much Audra for the amazing review. We love telling the stories of Virginia Beach and Ferry Plantation. We hope to see you again at another one of our events!!!
Written July 26, 2019
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Joy W
Prattville, AL30 contributions
So informative!
Jun 2019 • Friends
We visited the Ferry House today and it was one of the best tours I have ever had. So much information that is there to be passed on. Our guide knew so much and was able to convey that to us. Will return next time we are in the area. Roll Tide!
Written June 29, 2019
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Thank you Joy for coming out! We hope to see you again at one of our Special Events next time. And Go Dawgs! :)
Written June 30, 2019
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NJPete76
Oxford, NC3 contributions
Great tour
Jun 2019 • Couples
We went on a Saturday, got there about 11AM, right as a tour was starting. It was a $10 donation to take the tour. We learned a lot of fascinating information about the area, the pungo witch, and the life and history of the plantation itself. The tour was an amazing 3 hours long, but not because it needed to be, but because the volunteer tour guide was passionate about history and the area. Because it was so long, people basically came in at different sections of the tour. The tour guides name was Cody, and he was very good. One note is the tour was my wife's idea, and I don't usually enjoy them, but Cody made it worth going.
Written June 23, 2019
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Thank you for coming out to Ferry Plantation. Our guides love to tell our history on the Lynnhaven River and history of Virginia Beach. We hope to see you again at one of our special events!
Written June 24, 2019
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Ferry Plantation House is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM