I love cool old houses and this one is pretty fab...The gardens were designed by Charles Gillette and they're awesome in the spring.
Virginia House was formerly an English manor house that was relocated to Richmond in 1925. The home is now owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society.
Virginia House was completed a few months before the stock market crash of 1929. Designed by Alexander and Virginia Weddell, the home is situated on a hillside overlooking the historic James River and was constructed from the materials of a sixteenth century English manor house. Although Virginia House was a blend of three romantic English Tudor designs, it was for its time a thoroughly modern home complete with seven full baths, central heat, modern kitchen, and commodious closets.
Adults: $6 Seniors (65 and older): $5 Children/students: $4 Free for Virginia Historical Society members
Mrs. Weddell's appreciation of style is evident as the visitor moves through rooms decorated with English and Spanish antiques, silk draperies, Oriental carpets, and fine silver and china. The nearly eight acres of gardens and grounds that Virginia House rests on were designed by Charles Gillette and provide a rich backdrop to the house throughout the year. The house has been preserved much as it was when the Weddells resided there.
Host your next event at VHS. From small and intimate to large and spacious, our historic building will be perfect for your event. We have a space for any event whether it is your corporate reception, special event, meeting, retreat, symposium, or seminar.