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Thoroughgood House

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History Hidden in a Secluded Neighborhood

If you want to learn about early Tidewater society, you want to visit the Thoroughgood House. The... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
Richmond, Virginia
Piece of History

We watched a short video and then had a private tour guided by a very nice lady who knows every... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Kingston, Canada
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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...more
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1636 Parish Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-4401
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

If you want to learn about early Tidewater society, you want to visit the Thoroughgood House. The Thoroughgood family were central to the settlement and economy of what would become Virginia Beach. The house itself dates from the early 18th Century, and the tour gives...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

We watched a short video and then had a private tour guided by a very nice lady who knows every detail about the property. I found it most interesting and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank harpellroad
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Allow 1-2 hours as there’s a short video, well led tour with interesting architectural points, lovely grounds, and a small but informative museum. Tucked away so glad for gps. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TwoMillionMiles86
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited this house and grounds and had the tour and saw the exhibits. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and all who worked there were kind and genuinely friendly and helpful. This is an amazing 300 year old house.. and the tour guide fills...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank seasideljs
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The Thoroughgood House is a true national treasure and the new Education Center made our repeat visit well worth while. The tour of the Education Center begins with a very interesting film that provides an excellent description of the arrival of the English in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ruth R
Reviewed August 18, 2018

They have a visitor center that is pretty new and very nice. It cost me $8.00 for the tour. I took the 30-minute tours and it was nice. I would not plan on any more than an hour from door to door.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

A piece of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia Beach, VA. Well not exactly, but you will get that same feel. The Adam Thoroughgood House is one of the oldest, if not the oldest structures in Princess Anne Co. A more accurate dating of its age pins...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank jdavidhillery
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Really enjoyed the tour and the guide (who may have beenen a volunteer). Nice to see people preserving old buildins like this.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank DeeLillian
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Sadly this was closed, despite checking website prior. I was frustrated, like other reviewer that 2 of the few historic homes remaining in this area were not open during my visit. Definitely looks good from the photos. Would love to have seen it. So be...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank pantone808
Reviewed March 21, 2017

The Thoroughgood House is a wonderful historic home with gardens, a river view, and period furnishings. The Thoroughgoods were one of the foremost settlers in the area.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Linda N K
June 18, 2017|
Response from 2blackdog4 | Property representative |
Please know that you cannot tour the Naval fleet from the Thoroughgood House.