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“15th Century England in the heart of Richmond”
Review of Agecroft Hall

Agecroft Hall
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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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Sydney, Australia
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“15th Century England in the heart of Richmond”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Such a beautiful place!

Having visited many English manor houses in the UK, this is a standout and it's in America!

The day was divinely summer-like with the flowers fragrant and plentiful in the gardens by the house.

The house tour was informative and the decor and artefacts are wonderful. The effort involved to preserve and display this property has been monumental and well worth it.

If you can't make a tour of the stately homes of England, just come here and experience one right in Virginia.

Visited April 2013
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English first
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“Yea.. I could live here!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

The tour was interesting and informative. The estate itself is located on a beautiful piece of property and is well maintained. This tour does welcome children.. But personally, unless they are old enough to be interested in architecture .. You will be more relaxed for them to "not touch" anything if you leave them behind. Worth the trip to view another gem in Richmond! Your also very close to Cary Town which is filled with neat shops and restaurants!

Visited November 2012
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Columbus
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“Don't take kids. Snobby staff unwelcoming of families!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We were made to feel like unwelcome intruders for showing up with kids. Maymont was better, offered much more grounds to explore.

Visited August 2012
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Katie R, Front Office Manager at Agecroft Hall, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you very much for your interest in Agecroft Hall and for taking the time to give feedback on your visit. On behalf of everyone one here, I am deeply sorry that you felt unwelcome. We strive to provide the highest level of customer service and will use your review as an opportunity for further training and learning.

In addition to tours, we offer a wide variety of educational children's programs throughout the year, such as "Storytime @ Agecroft" with crafts, puppet shows, and "Yuletides" open house.
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Wilton, Connecticut
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Free, in downtown Richmond, tour of 6 people, you feel like you traveled over the Atlantic to England in the 1600s, plus beautiful gardens. A history tour and magnificent house.

Visited August 2012
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Hartford, CT
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“Oh so wonderful!”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stopped by Agecroft during a trip to Virginia for Historic Garden Week. Although it was not part of the week's featured homes, we read about the interesting story of how it was shipped over from England in the 1920's - sounded like a must-see! It's a wonderful house, friendly and very helpful staff. Jane, our guide, was so knowledgable, and spoke with such love and affection for the home, easy to see how much she enjoyed her job. Being a cool, cloudy April morning, the place had just the right English atmosphere, just to get the full effect. Interesting to learn how difficult life was back in the 1500's. We were amazed by the number of antiques in the home, from centuries old tapestries, to rare clocks and Elizabethian furniture. Highlight of our entire trip!

Visited April 2013
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