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“Full of history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Francis Land House

Francis Land House
Ranked #56 of 114 things to do in Virginia Beach
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Owner description: The historic Francis Land House was once surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland. It served as the home of Francis Land VI, a wealthy plantation owner from a prominent family in Princess Anne County, Virginia. Tours of the Francis Land House consider plantation life; the roles of the household members, both free and enslaved; Federal style; and ways that the formation of the new nation affected private lives. Tour guides also discuss the colorful history of the house in the 20th century, when it functioned as the Rose Hall Dress Shop.
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Full of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

This was our favorite of the three houses that we toured on our visit to Virginia Beach. There was more to the house, like a basement which used to be a dress shop, and four large, nicely decorated rooms on the main floor. We were unable to go upstairs, but the tour guide did her best in giving us an idea as to what was up there.

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Hannacroix, New York
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434 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“2nd of 3”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

This was the second house of a 3 house combo ticket - $7.00 for seniors, all three house. More than a bargain.
This house was used a very stylish upscale women's clothing shop. One of the few homes that you can see the basement -- which is cobblestoned. It was part of the shop. Again, the docent was very knowledgeable. The tree outside has been living for 40 additional years after they "saved" it, by filling it with brink and mortar...a huge tree!

Visited May 2014
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,881 reviews
1,039 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,859 helpful votes
“Interesting 1805 home owned by the city of Virginia Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

This is one of three historic homes that the city owns. This home was built on a farm in 1805 and over the years had different owners and the house was changed and added to a number of times. You tour it by means of an excellent guided tour of the basement and first floor rooms. Furnishings are not original to the house but some fine pieces give you the feeling of the period. Admission is $5 and $4 for seniors. There is a nice short trail that you can walk in the rear of the house.

Visited April 2014
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Daphne, Alabama
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139 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Not Very Interesting”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

On a trip to Virginia Beach, my wife insisted that we visit this house. I finally agreed. The price was a little steep, but we paid it anyway. The tour was not very extensive and only covered a few rooms and the basement of the house. A lot was left to your imagination. The tour guide scolded my wife when she accidently touched a piece of furniture. Geesh!! Don't waste your money at this attraction.

Visited May 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Francis Land House--nice visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

I went in November and saw the house as well as a bizarre that was taking place. All was good. Would not mind going again some day.

Visited November 2012
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