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Address: 1636 Parish Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-4401
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+1 757-385-5100

Visit the Thoroughgood House to hear the great success story of Adam...

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.

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Nice historic site

I probably wouldn't make a special trip to go extremely far out of the way to see this, but if you're in the area it's definitely worth seeing. Our tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2015
Courtney A
Hamden, CT
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Hamden, CT
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

I probably wouldn't make a special trip to go extremely far out of the way to see this, but if you're in the area it's definitely worth seeing. Our tour guide was very informative and it's was only our family on the tour which was nice. Children are welcome, but aren't aloud to touch any of the furniture in the... More 

2 Thank Courtney A
Pittsburgh PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Adam Thoroughgood House is one of three historic homes that you can purchase a ticket for and do all three homes. Worth it to see all three. We started at this home first since it was the furthest and worked our way back to the VA beach area. It is nesteled way back in a residential area and with out... More 

4 Thank KAG39
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I bought the three home combination ticket for $14.00 (senior price)at this home. It was not a lengthy tour but in combination with tours of the other two historic homes nearby you can spend a good part of the day learning about early settlement of the area. The docent was knowledgeable and fielded my questions without a problem. Much to... More 

3 Thank TheCovertCritic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

As the guide told me, the Adam Thoroughgood House was built not by Adam but by his great-grandson. Located in the Thoroughgood section of Virginia Beach, the house is a handsome example of colonial architecture. Entry is always with a guide. Elizabeth gave me an excellent one-hour tour of the home, the grounds, and the history of the house and... More 

1 Thank bap2015
Farfield, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Had a great tour by Erin through the home and learned it's history. Many architectural details shared and how they determined things about the place. Worth the money.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

great informative guide - very enthusiastic. I learned much more about the area than I'd learned in my history lessons. Like - what a courting candle was. Who'd have known. Not far off the beaten path and a combo ticket of $16 gets you admission into 3 houses. takes about 45 minutes a house and they're not too far apart... More 

Thank dkcharms
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Recently six of us took a tour of the house and gardens. The tour guide was excellent and talked to us for two hours about the history of the Thoroughood house and the family, the house itself, the gardens, the furniture (unfortunately none from the family) and decorations. A great way to spend some time and the office and home... More 

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Middletown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

The tour is part of 3 historic homes to visit for the ticket price. We enjoyed our tour guide, he provided some interesting facts (like a paw print in the brick chimney). The tour was just of the first floor of the home and lasted about 30 minutes.

1 Thank pauljoy1
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

All I can say is if you go, ask for Angela to do your tour. She is a great tour guide. Very animated and you can tell she loves leading tours. Very interesting history behind the building of house. Take advantage of the home tour package. You can see 3 houses in the area and you don't have to go... More 

1 Thank Valerie P
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 November 2014

An old house, well tended to and in a very nice, old neighborhood. Worth a Saturday trip to see if you like Virginia history. Didn't cost a thing.

3 Thank thesheriffisnear

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