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Thoroughgood House

1636 Parish Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-4401
+1 757-385-5100
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Colonial classic

Really enjoyed the tour and the guide (who may have beenen a volunteer). Nice to see people... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Savannah, Georgia
Closed temporarily

Sadly this was closed, despite checking website prior. I was frustrated, like other reviewer that 2... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
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Visit the Thoroughgood House to hear the great success story of Adam Thorowgood, one of Virginia's first colonists. Learn about the house Argall and Susannah Thorowgood built and what makes it so extraordinary. See the special touches added by John Thorowgood and tour the passage and parlor, furnished as they might have been when John lived there. Finally, follow the house in pictures up to the present and find out what-and how-we are continuing to learn about this historic treasure.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
2 Nov 2017
“Colonial classic”
21 Mar 2017
“An Original Settlement”
1636 Parish Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-4401
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Really enjoyed the tour and the guide (who may have beenen a volunteer). Nice to see people preserving old buildins like this.

Thank DeeLillian
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Sadly this was closed, despite checking website prior. I was frustrated, like other reviewer that 2 of the few historic homes remaining in this area were not open during my visit. Definitely looks good from the photos. Would love to have seen it. So be...More

Thank pantone808
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Thoroughgood House is a wonderful historic home with gardens, a river view, and period furnishings. The Thoroughgoods were one of the foremost settlers in the area.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We have had many great dinners and some great wine at Thoroughgood House. It is one of our favorites!

Thank JudyPerrine
Reviewed 20 October 2016

While the house was listed as closed, we decided to at least drive there and see the grounds. There was a lot of construction going on the Thoroughgood Hose sign was blocked off. Maybe in the future?

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A piece of local history that is regularly part of field and day trips for the locals. Great for families with lots of history to learn about. It is well preserved and much of the year the gardens make a wonderful walk.

1  Thank KaraGB
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

This with a few other historical houses in Virginia Beach were closed and fenced off as apparently they are no longer operating , very frustrating trying to find any of these listed houses open to the public, I'd rate it zero!More

2  Thank Teamster671
2blackdog4, Public Relations Manager at Thoroughgood House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

Two of Virginia Beach's HIstory Museums are currently closed. The Thorogoughgood House is closed while a new Visitor Center is being built, which is expected to be open spring 2017. The Lynnhaven House will be closed until late June for a moisture mitigation project. I...More

Reviewed 20 April 2016

There for a recent reenactment of a revolutionary war skirmish . Interesting area and house. Worth a visit to understand more on early Virginia

2  Thank Bear H
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Those living in the Tidewater area, or those visiting are lucky to have an historic house of this significance in the area. I get excited just looking at the Flemish and English bond brick laying. It is a wonderful example of an early 18th century...More

1  Thank Lynn1950
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Perfect little stop for those wanting to see history near the Chesapeake Bay. Tour consists of the first floor and information on the Thoroughgood family of Virginia Beach. Beautiful garden, located at the near of a forested neighborhood. One of my favorites, excellent little stop...More

1  Thank 757KJH1992
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Linda N K
19 June 2017|
Response from 2blackdog4 | Property representative |
Please know that you cannot tour the Naval fleet from the Thoroughgood House.