Ferry Plantation House
Ferry Plantation House
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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.
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Paul_from_VA
Virginia Beach, VA420 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
After 34 years in Virginia Beach we went to Ferry Plantation. It is nestled inside an upscale housing neighborhood. The house, grounds and artifacts are wonderfully preserved and presented. Our docent was excellent. She is very knowledgeable of all the various owners and history of the house and families that owned the property. It is an excellent way to spend a few hours seeing Virginia Beach history.
Written August 24, 2015
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Ruth R
28 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We thought we would spend only a few minutes and ended up staying for several hours. The tour guide was a very knowledgeable and personable recent Navy Veteran. He had an excellent command of facts about the early history of what had been the courthouse and prison as well as about the subsequent additions to the home. Instead of the tour being a canned presentation he was very willing to answer our many questions and had an impressive breadth of knowledge about the families who owned the home, the families of the area, the early court system, and the numerous historic artifacts. Keeping this historical site open is definitely worth the entrance fee!
Written August 23, 2018
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Thank you Ruth for your review! We hope to see you again at one of our events.
Written September 27, 2018
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beechbum67
Cleveland, OH171 contributions
Aug 2017
My family and I arrived to find that the tours were not open as they were finishing up some renovations. Cody, who was on site and one of the tour guides was so kind as to give us a private tour! It was a very interesting tour and Cody was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the home. We really enjoyed the tour and were so thankful that even while "closed", he was willing to take time to share his knowledge and lead us on such an interesting tour. Thanks Cody!!
Written August 12, 2017
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hazelnutbirdygm
2 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
We went last week and not only did the tour itself cost 10 dollars per person but it was of a small house that did seances. The tour was led by a man with bad teeth named cody. He didn't even know how to answer the simplest of questions. "How many fireplaces are in the house" and he started to count on his fingers. The House Itself looked terrible It Was Covered In DONATIONS Wall To Wall And It Looked terrible. Also there was a smell of mildue in the attic . The whole Experience Was Disappointing.
Written May 19, 2017
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LoriReel
Gastonia, NC78 contributions
May 2017 • Family
I have often said, "It may be in bad shape but I want to see it anyway."

Often historical homes will have areas closed off and it just drives me crazy!! I want to see all of the home.
Well first off...I have to eat those words. The upstairs/attic where Mammy Angie and the nursery were and the attic above the old courthouse/jail should have been cleaned up or closed off. Seeing old (but definitely not antique) file cabinets just made this place look trashy. We were told we were free to look up in the attic but it was filled with stuff. This place got good reviews...but not many people have written reviews. Just stating the obvious. We started out with a lady who really knew a lot about the house only to be handed off to a man named Cody. I am not trying to be mean but, I think a tour guide should have a clean and neat appearance. Maybe at least clean hair! Not someone that looks as if he just walked off the set of "Sons of Anarchy" And he should know basic things about the house.
The "court room" did not in anyway shape or form look like a court house. It had a cobblers bench in it. ?
I just kept thinking to myself...they must have been given a lot of historical artifacts and did not know what to keep and what to get rid of.
It goes very quickly to a clutter filled place. They kept talking about the haunted aspect of this house. Which was really why we came. For the record my cell phone which was at about 93% battery died. Completely upon entering the house. This house tour also was $10 a person definitely not worth it. Hi instead to the Moses Myers house for free or the Hunter House for $5.00 both of which were wonderful!
Written May 22, 2017
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KaRinsDad
Chesapeake, VA15 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Enjoyed the tour of this historic home. The water where Grace Sherwood, "Witch of Pungo", was "ducked" is nearby. Very interesting history and the place is haunted too! You might even see the ghost cat (I didn't)! They offer paranormal tours as well as general house tours. The original structure was a courthouse and you can see the tree out back where folks were actually hanged. Thomas Jefferson was a relative of the Walke family who lived here and he was a frequent visitor. Lots of original furnishings including the piano played by Jefferson. Stop by, it's worth it.
Written July 23, 2016
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Mele Mel M
157 contributions
The house is only open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10-2:30.

There are street markers that will take you directly to the house. You will need to drive through a residential neighborhood to get there. Take the road past the faux cul de sac, keep going straight.

You will see a gravel parking lot and a Ferry Plantation house sign before the entrance to the house.

The grounds were well kept up but unfortunately we were unable to tour the inside.
Written April 9, 2015
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gwen s
Virginia Beach, VA15 contributions
Feb 2018
Step back in time with a visit to this quaint Colonial home nestled in a neighborhood on the Lynnhaven River . Not far from Old Donation Episcipal Church. The home and its history were saved by the tireless work of the neighbors, including the late Belinda and Herbert Nash.I am told that there are friendly spirits there.There are many oppurtunites to explore this treasure.And an awesome gift shop.
Written June 24, 2018
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Cari
Meriden, CT22 contributions
Jun 2018
We truly enjoyed our tour of the Ferry Plantation House and learning its history as well as learning about the woman who saved it, Belinda Nash. Our tour guide, Cody, was knowledgeable of the home’s history and its surroundings. He was also able to add a few ghost stories to the tour, which we appreciated. Highly recommend stopping in!
Written June 23, 2018
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Jennifer M
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
very informative, tight fit if there is a large group. lots of artifacts to look and touch, we were allowed us to take photos.
Written November 26, 2016
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