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“One of only two fully paneled houses in The U.S.!”
Review of Wilton House

Wilton House
Reviewed 1 November 2013

This "high Georgian" Manor House, built in the 1750's, is one of only two fully paneled interior colonial homes in the United States (the other is Drayton Hall, just outside Charleston, S.C.). Originally built 15 miles east of Richmond, it was moved piece by piece to its present location in the city's west end in 1933 because the property on which it stood was sold. It is a wonderful example of how the planter society lived in the pre-Revolutionary era, and the paneling is absolutely stunning! Home of the Randolph family, it was visited by Washington, Jefferson (who was related to the family), and Lafayette. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly; his tales of the house and its former occupants were fascinating. Note especially the paneling and furnishings in the grand parlor. This is a "must-see" for all lovers of American history and/or architecture.

6  Thank John P
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Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Wilton house is a beautiful landmark in Richmond. The workers are fun and knowledgeable. A great place to go.

1  Thank Christopher G
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

The last thing on our day and all four of us said it was the most enjoyable. The gentleman who guided us was just that, a true gentleman. He knew his subject and seemed as though he may have been related to the house and family in some way, although I am not sure he actually was.
The house is magnificent. I picked up a brochure on it at another of our stops, (I can't remember which one) but I knew where it was because I remembered seeing the signs for it for a number of years. It is strange how you can live close to something for years but it takes a visit from out of town friends for you to actually go see some places.

1  Thank blazerkid
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Although a little difficult to find the Wilton House is a true treasure. We had an excellent tour at the end of the day. A most informative guide (he was 78!) who filled our ears with facts & stories in the most pleasant manner. Even though it was the end of his day he walked us all through patiently and gave us extended discussion time at the end. So many well known/famous persons have stayed in this home. What a grand old house she is!

4  Thank DianeG0264
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Watch carefully for the block to turn off Cary Street. At the end of a regular residential street is this gem of a historic house. My tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. The family story, gorgeous architecture, and beautiful contents are a capsule history of colonial Virginia.

5  Thank HelenS963
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