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“Midsummer Night's Dream”
Review of Agecroft Hall

Agecroft Hall
Ranked #14 of 171 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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Nellysford, VA
Level 6 Contributor
447 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Midsummer Night's Dream”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellent performance of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream with the Hensley Park Theater Cast in an Elizabethan environment with gorgeous gardens. Many brought picnic dinners and ate on the grounds. No bad seat, an intimate setting.

Visited June 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A great visit back in time”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Wow! This place is incredible! We have lived in richmond many years. It finally took my daughter and son in law to take us to this amazing mansion and grounds. What a grand, picture perfect view. The mansion is a sight to behold, full of history. Imported from its original location in England. A short film provided a great intro. The tour Gide was also very forthcoming with information and knowledge.

Visited October 2013
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Manhattan Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2014

The antique collection inside the house is truly Amazing. For that alone it is worth your time. The house takes you back to the days of old in England. Grounds are nice as well.

Visited May 2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Magnificent Tour”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

We visited Agecroft close to closing time and ended up getting a personal tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We loved seeing the seal of Elizabeth the First. The gardens were beautiful. We will visit again!

Visited May 2014
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Houston, TX
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“16th Century English Manor House in Richmond, Virginia”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you were rich enough, would you buy a 16th century mansion and moved it, brick by brick, to Richmond, Virginia? Well, somebody did. Agecroft Hall was actually built in Lancashire, England and was sold in 1925 to the Williams family, tobacco barons, in Richmond, Virginia. The family had the house disassembled, shipped, and reassembled on the James River, complete with original windows, beams, interior paneling, bricks and stones.

The house has been furnished with pieces of the period of its original construction and now serves as a museum with a surprisingly informative tour. Items on display include the original land grant from 1518, furniture, tapestries, paintings, musical instruments and even books from the period. It’s like going back 500 years in a time machine while being teleported across the Atlantic Ocean and seeing what it was like to live in England in the time of Henry VIII.

Visited May 2014
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