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Virginia House

Virginia House

I love cool old houses and this one is pretty fab...The gardens were designed by Charles Gillette and they're awesome in the spring.
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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.

Virginia House was completed a few months before the stock market crash of 1929. Designed by Alexander and Virginia Weddell, the home is situated on a hillside overlooking the historic James River and was constructed from the materials of a sixteenth century English manor house. Although Virginia House was a blend of three romantic English Tudor designs, it was for its time a thoroughly modern home complete with seven full baths, central heat, modern kitchen, and commodious closets.

Admission

Adults: $6
Seniors (65 and older):  $5
Children/students:  $4
Free for Virginia Historical Society members

Mrs. Weddell's appreciation of style is evident as the visitor moves through rooms decorated with English and Spanish antiques, silk draperies, Oriental carpets, and fine silver and china. The nearly eight acres of gardens and grounds that Virginia House rests on were designed by Charles Gilette and provide a rich backdrop to the house throughout the year. The house has been preserved much as it was when the Weddells resided there.

Virginia House is available as a rental property for smaller occasions.

Virginia House

4301 Sulgrave Road
Richmond, Virginia 23221
Phone: 804.353.4251

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Tracy Bryan

Tracy Bryan, Site Manager (Virginia House)

Are you interested in visiting Virginia House museum and gardens? You may set up an appointment or register for one of our programs by contacting me at tbryan@vahistorical.org or 804.353.4251.

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