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“Tea for Two”
Review of Agecroft Hall

Agecroft Hall
Ranked #16 of 176 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Agecroft Hall is an authentic 16th century English manor house. It was was taken apart,shipped across the Atlantic, and reassembled in Virginia in the 1920s. Today Agecoft Hall is open for tours, special events, educational programs, and is home of The Richmond Shakespeare Festival.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Mother's Day tea and tour at Agecroft was very enjoyable. The food was catered by Libby Market. The tour included a copy of the 17th century kitchen and furnishings of the period. The starting film and tour guide were very interesting. Strange idea but if you had the money to spend a great hobby. The views of the James are worth the visit.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Agecroft Hall is a wonderful Tudor mansion from 15th century England now existing in Richmond. The building is quite amazing, the guided tour was exceptional. We learned the origin of so many expressions and terms, for instance "butler", and "sleep tight". There is plenty to see and it is covered at a nice pace. Only the main floor is handicap accessible. This is NOT a tour for infants or toddlers as the furnishings are very old and delicate and parents would spend more time guarding than viewing. The surrounding gardens are laid out beautifully, however during our earl May visit they needed quite a bit of work (the only thing stopping a 5 rating). No food or drinks allowed, nor available. There is a small gift shop on the grounds. Four of us thoroughly enjoyed our time.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Not much here to see nothing to do other than looking through the large homes in the area. The Virginia house is next door so you can get two for one if that excites you.

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Katie R, Front Office Manager at Agecroft Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

SDeuker,
There are many attractions and museums in the Richmond metro area. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of Agecroft Hall. Your feedback is valuable. As a historic house museum with gardens, our main activity is guided tours. On behalf of everyone in the Tour Services department, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your brief visit. Happy and safe travels!

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This was the highlight of our trip! The house has been beautifully maintained and the grounds are really lovely. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the tour. The day we went they were celebrating Shakespeare's birthday and had all sorts of period entertainment including acrobats and performers. This is a must see for anyone who ever wanted to visit the UK. It's cheaper and easier than flying to England.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

It is only about 1/3 of the original size, but still huge. My husband and I tour a lot of homes like this, and we still learned a lot. They had cats to control the rat problem because they would throw their food scraps on the floor, that was covered with straw, which was replaced when it became really bad. (Can't imagine how bad it had to get!) They knew enough to keep their bread in cages suspended from the ceiling to keep the rats out, but I guess throwing food scraps after eating on the floor was okay. They drank beer or wine (the water was too contaminated) out of communal jug type cups that were placed on the cupboard (board where the cups were kept). No wonder disease spread so fast!

There is a very small museum that you enter from the garden area that has some pictures of the construction, in addition to the short film you see before the tour.

Thank rdozer
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Katie R, Front Office Manager at Agecroft Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a detailed review of your experience at Agecroft Hall. I hope you will visit again soon for one of our special events or for another tour.

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