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“A piece of British history in America”
Review of Agecroft Hall

Agecroft Hall
Ranked #16 of 176 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Agecroft Hall is an authentic 16th century English manor house. It was was taken apart,shipped across the Atlantic, and reassembled in Virginia in the 1920s. Today Agecoft Hall is open for tours, special events, educational programs, and is home of The Richmond Shakespeare Festival.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Estate was removed from Britain and rebuilt here. It feels right. Furnishings are some of the best we've seem, even in Britain, for the Tudor period--tasteful and to scale. All of the charm and none of the decay of an old estate. Gardens probably better during the summer, but charming in the fall. Good for kids too.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a beautiful country estate with so much history. It is a great place to come and enjoy the beautiful gardens and grounds and a tour of the home is a must !! If you are lucky enough to be here at Christmas they have a wonder open house tour for the entire family. The spring concerts are also a real joy.

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Agecroft is a middle-class, Tudor English manor brought over from Lancastershire in the 1920s. The building, the gardens and the rest of the property -- overlooking the James River -- are stunning. The museum, for me, was lacking. None of the objects are original to the house and the exhibit is not particularly interesting. The most interesting room, oddly enough, is the one that they haven't tried to make look Tudor/Stuart. That was the library, left to look as it was when the last private owners lived there. It gave a glimpse into the lifestyle that a banking and tobacco fortune could buy.

Thank thehistorytourist
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

When was the last time you saw a Tudor estate plunked down in a southern state? Most of us know little about Tudor history beyond Henry VIII and Elizabeth I so it was educational as well as fun to spend time at Agecroft Hall. The tour was excellent and the docent was knowledgeable. A little known Virginia treasure. Much is owed to the TC Williams family. Should be at top of your to do list while in Richmond.

Thank Patito217
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Can't believe we have lived in the area for over 50 years and just finally wnt to see this place. Guides take you and small group on a custom tour. The house and gardens are impressive and interesting, but the history about the rising ostentatious "middle class" people in the 15th century England was the most interesting part.

Thank prountrey
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