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“Magnificent Tour”
Review of Agecroft Hall

Agecroft Hall
Ranked #16 of 179 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We visited Agecroft close to closing time and ended up getting a personal tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We loved seeing the seal of Elizabeth the First. The gardens were beautiful. We will visit again!

Thank Viictoria C
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

If you were rich enough, would you buy a 16th century mansion and moved it, brick by brick, to Richmond, Virginia? Well, somebody did. Agecroft Hall was actually built in Lancashire, England and was sold in 1925 to the Williams family, tobacco barons, in Richmond, Virginia. The family had the house disassembled, shipped, and reassembled on the James River, complete with original windows, beams, interior paneling, bricks and stones.

The house has been furnished with pieces of the period of its original construction and now serves as a museum with a surprisingly informative tour. Items on display include the original land grant from 1518, furniture, tapestries, paintings, musical instruments and even books from the period. It’s like going back 500 years in a time machine while being teleported across the Atlantic Ocean and seeing what it was like to live in England in the time of Henry VIII.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

With a lot of Richmond history attached. Beautiful grounds with plays in the evening later on in the summer I am told. House was brought over from England stone by stone with many nicely restored antiques. Dosents are excellent. All together a very nice afternoon.

Thank gordo412
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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.

Thank Jeanette1214
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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.

Thank JWL68
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