In an elegant neighborhood overlooking the James River, Agecroft Hall is a late-15th-century Tudor manor house built in Lancashire, England, brought here piece by piece in the 1920s. Today it serves as a museum portraying the social history and material culture of an English-gentry family of the late-Tudor and early-Stuart eras. Typical of its period, the house has ornate plaster ceilings, massive fireplaces, rich oak paneling, leaded and stained-glass windows, and a two-story great hall with a mullioned window 25 feet long. Furnishings authentically represent the period. Adjoining the mansion are a formal sunken garden, resembling one at Hampton Court Palace, and a formal flower garden, an Elizabethan knot garden, and an herb garden. Visitors see a brief video about the estate before taking the tour. Plan some time to explore the gardens as well. Appropriately, the Richmond Shakespeare Festival (tel. 804/323-4000; www.richmondshakespeare.com) plays here each June and July.
4305 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
Our Rating Hours Tues-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 12:30-5pm. Guided 30-min. House tours depart on hour and half-hour Phone 804/353-4241 Prices Admission $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 students; half-price for gardens only Web site Agecroft Hall
Map4305 Sulgrave Rd Richmond VA 23219 USA Richmond
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.