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The Hill House

211 North St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-2601
+1 757-393-0241
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A step back in time!!!

Wow!!! An amazing place! It is worth the $5 admission fee. The docents are very well informed about... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
rachel s
A unique peek of real life in the 1800-1900's

When the last surviving Hill sister died, she left the house and all of the original furnishings... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
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19 Sep 2016
“A step back in time!!!”
25 Apr 2016
“A unique peek of real life in the 1800-1900's”
211 North St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-2601
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Wow!!! An amazing place! It is worth the $5 admission fee. The docents are very well informed about the house and are very warm and welcoming. The place is full of items from around the turn of the century, including clothes and quilts. This is...More

Thank rachel s
Reviewed 25 April 2016

When the last surviving Hill sister died, she left the house and all of the original furnishings and even clothing to be shared with the public. Nothing is a reproduction. It is all original to how they lived. Although none of the sisters married, it...More

1  Thank VAg1rl
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is a chance to see how a wealthy Portsmouth family lived in the 19th and 20th century. A visit to this museum/home is truly a step back in time. It feels as if the family has just stepped out and will be back any...More

Thank Cindee L
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

I had never heard of this amazing museum and was truly fascinated with how beautiful it is. It is absolutely fully staged as it was when the family lived in this gorgeous home. I have lived in tidewater for 40 years and this is a...More

Thank boxshop
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The last heirs in this family left the house and everything in it for a museum. Clothes are left in the closet; silverware is left in the caddy, etc. This wealthy family was into horticulture and developing new types of flowers. The garden is perfect...More

1  Thank DDRUSN
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

I went on this tour on a Saturday afternoon with my sister and 10month old son. We were the only ones there at the time and they did a tour just for us. It was definitely nice to have the guide to ourselves so we...More

2  Thank Nicgar11
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Went with a group of Master Gardners for a tour. The guide was very up on a fantastic amount of history of the Hill house. A must see place.

Thank Frederick H
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Wonderful tour of an 18th century home in the heart of Historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. Docents are all volunteers and love sharing great stories about the home with the public. All furnishings on the house are original. Very Awsome!

Thank Londonstreeta
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This place was turned over as is by the family as a museum. Everything was there and still is- it's like someone still lives there but you're walking into the 19th century. My favorite thing is one of the first dishwashers ever attached to the...More

1  Thank altfrau
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Having watched "The Haunting" of Hill House movies, I'd like to say what a delight it was to see the incredible renovation of Portsmouth's famous historical Hill House since the first time I saw it about six years ago. On my first tour back then,...More

1  Thank triptoethru
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