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Wilton House Museum

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I saw a brochure about this place and decided to drop by. It was moved to its... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
JohnBCowgill
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1753 plantation house moved to this location in 1933

This home/plantation was built for William Randolph in 1753 and overlooked the James River. It was... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2017
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Wilton House Museum is an excellent example of Georgian architecture and the only 18th century James River plantation house open to the public in Richmond, Virginia. Wilton was built in the 1750s for the prominent Randolph family. Anne Harrison...more
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215 S Wilton Rd, Richmond, VA 23226-2212
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

I saw a brochure about this place and decided to drop by. It was moved to its current spot from its original location to preserve the house so you will not get to see what it originally looked like. You will get a great tour...More

4  Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed July 12, 2017

While the museum is interesting as it has the eerie ambiance of an 18th century house, there is very little to see.The entrance fee is too high for what it has to offer. Would not recommend if you are on a budget trip and not...More

2  Thank RenAnir
Reviewed April 13, 2017

This home/plantation was built for William Randolph in 1753 and overlooked the James River. It was mover to present location in 1933. It's a real showcase of 18th and 19th century furnishings, textiles and glass. Opened by appointment. Call 804-282-5936. Well worth visiting if you...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2017

Wilt on was the home of the Randolphs, leaders in Virginia, and relatives of Jefferson and the Harrisons. The house was saved from destruction and moved to the present site. It is brick with interior chimnies, which allows for closets, with windows. The wood paneling...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

This historic house has an interesting history. It was built in 1754 as part of a 2,000 acre plantation in eastern Henrico County. But, it was moved to its present location, 15 miles to the west, in 1933. I'm sure that what you get out...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2017

WIlton House is not too far from the more famous Agecroft Hall and Virginia House. But I don't think it gets the number of visitors as the other two. This house was moved, as were the others, but this time from across town. The guide...More

Thank KimG3454
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Historic full of beautiful wood paneling in every room. Antiques galore make this areal treasure. Guide was informative and friendly.

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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Wilton is a beautiful historic house with an interesting history. Unfortunately my experience there was not the best. The tour guide did not seem to have a command of knowledge about the house. The worst and most distracting thing for me was the display of...More

1  Thank Jwfcort757
Reviewed June 3, 2016

I've visited Wilton many times,and I have always enjoyed it. Michelle Erickson has an exhibit of her ceramics through October, 2016, so this review is limited to a visit including that exhibit. The ceramics wre all contemporary and quite edgy because of Michelle's interest in...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2016

This beautiful 1750s home was saved by the Colonial Dames and moved to this site in 1934. It has beautiful paneling and historic furniture. Washington and Lafayette both stayed in this house. A very informative tour by Tom Mitchell who provided a wealth of information...More

1  Thank Pnemiller
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