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Francis Land House

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Address: 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-6923
Phone Number: 17573855100
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The historic Francis Land House was once surrounded by hundreds of acres of...

The historic Francis Land House was once surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland. It served as the home of Francis Land VI, a wealthy plantation owner from a prominent family in Princess Anne County, Virginia.

Tours of the Francis Land House consider plantation life; the roles of the household members, both free and enslaved; Federal style; and ways that the formation of the new nation affected private lives. Tour guides also discuss the colorful history of the house in the 20th century, when it functioned as the Rose Hall Dress Shop.

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Take the Time to Learn

I haven't had the time lately to visit FLH, but I whenever I visited, I always enjoyed the tour. It's never a waste of time to learn history, especially our local history!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2016
Cary J W
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Locals go here as part of field trips in grade school or even as a family outing. The history is engaging and the ghost stories are just as good. A great little piece of history.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 538 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This museum is an example of a house from 1805. A lot has been restored, but there is still some existing construction dating back to the early 1800s, especially in the basement. Visitors can walk around the house and walk around the entire second floor (living quarters). The house is of local historical significance and it is really only for... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Interesting early nineteenth-century farmhouse, has a well preserved interior and beautiful rooms. Has a small garden and an in-depth tour of the first floor and cellars. Excellent for those looking for a local historic attraction. Only downside is that it is in a very busy and developed segment of Virginia Beach Boulevard.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

I haven't had the time lately to visit FLH, but I whenever I visited, I always enjoyed the tour. It's never a waste of time to learn history, especially our local history!

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Thank Cary J W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Virginia Beach is a lot of things to a lot of people. For example, did you know that Virginia Beach, not Richmond or Norfolk or Charlottesville, is the largest city in Virginia? Of course, it is the No. 1 tourist attraction in the state, attracting millions of tourists annually. It is a favorite vacation spot with a sprawling beach on... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

the house was very interesting but very small. The garden (veggie and flowers) are kept up by various organizations. jealous of all the things growing. The tour guide was good very knowledgeable.

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Pittsburgh PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Frances Land is one of three historic homes that you can purchase a ticket for and do all three homes. All three homes are preserved in the midst of built up residential and commercial areas. Frances Land is on VA Beach Blvd.a very busy commercial area. You are able to tour the house and the gardens. The tour guides are... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A good tour and at an affordable price too. I purchased the three home ticket for a senior discounted price of $14.00 but regular adult price is only a few dollars more. Attendance was sparse while I was visiting so being alone on the tour allows questions to be asked without pressure.

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Middletown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is part of 3 homes to visit for the ticket price. The tour guide have some interesting facts about the 18th century dinning. The tour was only of the first floor (not 2nd or basement). The tour guide spent some time discussing the home renovations over time but not too much on the historic context. The tour lasted about... More 

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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to visit the house on a rainy day. The guide was really informative and gave us a really good tour. The price couldn't be beat and it was really interesting. Don't go thinking you can tour the upstairs though because they no longer include that. :( It was still more than worth the trip to see it. They... More 

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