We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing!”
Review of Lynnhaven House

Lynnhaven House
Ranked #56 of 125 things to do in Virginia Beach
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The Lynnhaven House is a fine example of early Virginia vernacular architecture. It reflects the social and economic status of Francis Thelaball, a middling plantation owner who built it for his family. Architectural and design details including brick jack arches, a closed-spindle staircase with teardrop pendant, and ship's lap floor construction reveal a builder concerned with quality as well as artistry. Today the Lynnhaven House is furnished as a historic house museum to interpret the period Francis Thelaball and his family lived there, from 1725 to 1727. Guided tours discuss the roles of the household members--Francis, his wife Abigail, their five sons, an apprentice, and several enslaved people--as well as the Tidewater world of the early 18th century.
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend on our trip to Virginia Beach because it seemed like a cool tourist attraction, and it was affordable! As college students, we paid only $5 to view not only this house, but it included the Francis Land house, and the Adam Thoroughgood house. A pretty great price to visit three houses in my opinion!
The woman who toured the house for us was super knowledgeable and patient with our questions. And the house itself was lovely with fantastic furniture from that time I'm history. This is a must-see!!!

5  Thank Chloe T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (37)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

23 - 27 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 22 May 2014

This was the third house on the combo tour -- $7.00 each for seniors for all three homes. This house you could go upstairs to view the rooms. Each home is unique, full of history. ll in the period of 1600 - 1730 circa. The docents for each one are very knowledgeable. This one had a sense of humor as well. There are pretty gardens outside to see as well. The homes are within ten minutes of each other.

8  Thank Jeannene A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 March 2014

I am a firm believer that the best way to learn history is to experience it. I visited here with my 2 teenage daughters on a recent visit to Regent. Our guide was very informative and interesting. She gave an extensive history of the area as well as the home itself. It is fascinating to know that the homes is 83% original. The history of the home's construction, original roofing structure, style of brick laying, what is in the mortar, numbering of the floor boards, why the window glass is colored, what a courting candle is and what is the reason for the crypts in the back are just some things that we learned. A classroom history lesson just can't compare, and because we experienced it, we will probably never forget it. If you love history this is a hidden gem and a must-see.

8  Thank Sara E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Our docent gave an excellent tour, really made the history of the house and family interesting. If you like historic houses see this one. If you have enough time there is a combo ticket available that includes 2 additional properties.

5  Thank DEGhia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Lynnhaven House is a prime example of life in 1730. Guided tours are available through this beautifully maintained and furnished period home. You can still see some if the design use of glazed brick

2  Thank HappyF00dL0ver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Lynnhaven House also viewed

 

Been to Lynnhaven House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing