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Address: 1636 Parish Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-4401
Phone Number: 17573855100

Visit the Thoroughgood House to hear the great success story of Adam...

Visit the Thoroughgood House to hear the great success story of Adam Thorowgood, one of Virginia's first colonists. Learn about the house Argall and Susannah Thorowgood built and what makes it so extraordinary. See the special touches added by John Thorowgood and tour the passage and parlor, furnished as they might have been when John lived there. Finally, follow the house in pictures up to the present and find out what-and how-we are continuing to learn about this historic treasure.

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Historic Home Visit

A piece of local history that is regularly part of field and day trips for the locals. Great for families with lots of history to learn about. It is well preserved and much of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 25, 2016
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the house was listed as closed, we decided to at least drive there and see the grounds. There was a lot of construction going on the Thoroughgood Hose sign was blocked off. Maybe in the future?

Thank Tom B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

A piece of local history that is regularly part of field and day trips for the locals. Great for families with lots of history to learn about. It is well preserved and much of the year the gardens make a wonderful walk.

1 Thank KaraGB
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This with a few other historical houses in Virginia Beach were closed and fenced off as apparently they are no longer operating , very frustrating trying to find any of these listed houses open to the public, I'd rate it zero!

2 Thank Teamster671
2blackdog4, Public Relations Manager at Thoroughgood House, responded to this review

Two of Virginia Beach's HIstory Museums are currently closed. The Thorogoughgood House is closed while a new Visitor Center is being built, which is expected to be open spring 2017. The Lynnhaven House will be closed until late June for a moisture mitigation project. I hope you will consider visiting our 2 other museums currently available for tours: the Francis... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

There for a recent reenactment of a revolutionary war skirmish . Interesting area and house. Worth a visit to understand more on early Virginia

2 Thank Bear H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Those living in the Tidewater area, or those visiting are lucky to have an historic house of this significance in the area. I get excited just looking at the Flemish and English bond brick laying. It is a wonderful example of an early 18th century home of a planter family. A must visit when in the area!

1 Thank Lynn1950
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Perfect little stop for those wanting to see history near the Chesapeake Bay. Tour consists of the first floor and information on the Thoroughgood family of Virginia Beach. Beautiful garden, located at the near of a forested neighborhood. One of my favorites, excellent little stop for couples or anyone wanting peace and quiet.

1 Thank 757KJH1992
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

This house was built in 1719, small, but well restored. The two young women running the gift shop/tour were tremendously nice and informative! Well worth the visit!

1 Thank jwfornow
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015

The Adam Thoroughgood House at 1636 Parish Road in Virginia Beach isn't Mount Vernon or Monticello or Arlington House but it is worth a visit if for no other reason than its origins can be traced to a man who arrived in Virginia in 1621 and was granted a land parcel of 5,350 acres in 1636 and whose grandson probably... More 

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Hamden, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

I probably wouldn't make a special trip to go extremely far out of the way to see this, but if you're in the area it's definitely worth seeing. Our tour guide was very informative and it's was only our family on the tour which was nice. Children are welcome, but aren't aloud to touch any of the furniture in the... More 

1 Thank Courtney A
Pittsburgh PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

Adam Thoroughgood House is one of three historic homes that you can purchase a ticket for and do all three homes. Worth it to see all three. We started at this home first since it was the furthest and worked our way back to the VA beach area. It is nesteled way back in a residential area and with out... More 

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