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.
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