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Address: 4301 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221-3256
Phone Number: 18043534251
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Virginia House is open by appointment only.Virginia House was formerly an...

Virginia House is open by appointment only.Virginia House was formerly an English manor house that was relocated to Richmond in 1925. The home is now owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society.

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Of all the guides I had in five days in Richmond. This guide in the garden was the most knowledgeable. She knew the gardening aspects and the garden design. There could not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
Erma L
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Hudson, Florida
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Hudson, Florida
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183 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Of all the guides I had in five days in Richmond. This guide in the garden was the most knowledgeable. She knew the gardening aspects and the garden design. There could not have been a better tour of a garden

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Virginia
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139 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Nice house, nice tour guide, pretty neighborhood, pretty grounds but the overall feeling I walked away with was the entire setting was contrived. I'm not sorry I went but I'm glad I didn't make a special trip just to see it.

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Greg H, Manager of Web and Digital Resources at Virginia House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your trip to Richmond and we hope you come back to visit the Virginia Historical Society again soon More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We arrived for a 10 AM tour on a rainy day and could not have asked for better! We were the only people in our tour, so we had the docent to ourselves. She was very well informed, friendly, and un-rushed. By the time our tour had ended, the rain had also let up, so we took a self-guided tour... More 

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Greg H, Manager of Web and Digital Resources at Virginia House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of Virginia House. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you come back soon to the House and Gardens. Best, VHS Staff More 

Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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565 reviews
375 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We were actually trying to visit the Agecroft Hall next door, but we weren't sorry we came here. The young lady who was our guide was quite enthusiastic about the house, the occupants and its rich history. Located in a beautiful neighborhood, you will need GPS to find it. Our guide gave us a complete history of the house from... More 

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Greg H, Manager at Virginia House, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We're glad that you enjoyed your trip to Virginia House. Please come back and see us again soon! More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What a disappointment! My wife and I also set aside an afternoon to visit Virginia House Museum, and discovered chains across the entrance "By Appointment Only". Like the previous reviewer, I also found absolutely NO notice of this on their official website. Since I live in the Philadelphia area, it may not happen any time soon that I would return.... More 

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Southside Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you are interested in old houses, this is a place you should really see. We were there on an afternoon in late may and arranged a tour. Our plans for the day changed and we arrived almost an hour early for our 2 PM tour. The site director was very helpful and showed us the garden so we could... More 

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Troy, New York
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174 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Read online that you had to make reservations to tour this home, so I communicated with them and set everything up. They were ready for us and we had a wonderful tour. So many interesting facts! The house and gardens are just beautiful! We took lots of pictures inside and out. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Great... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I took some friends visiting from CT here the other day and we really enjoyed it. Elizabeth was a treasure trove of information about the house, the artifacts and the couple who built it. It's not the usual static restored-to-the-period house and gardens. You do need to call ahead to arrange a tour.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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456 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

May I commend Elizabeth who was our tour guide, this place is so much fun to learn about and you get to do the downstairs and also go upstairs and see the amazing yard and gardens...........really lovely in Spring of course...........very nice and reasonable $6 fee loved furnishings and art!!

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Anoka
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153 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a large home with an interesting past, having been moved to this location. I would imagine in the future the Historical Society will do great things with it but it is not much right now. It is however right next door to Agecroft Hall so you get a two for one trip. The other thing is that all... More 

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