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Virginia House

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. 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. Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m-5:00 p.m., and by appointment. Admission: Adults: $6 Seniors (65 and older): $5 Children/students: $4 Free for VHS members

General
General
  • Hours (General Information): 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, last tour at 3 p.m.; 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday, tours start at 1 p.m. with last tour at 4 p.m. and by appointment.
  • Attraction Fee: Adults: $6 Seniors (65 and older): $5 Children/students: $4 Free for Virginia Historical Society members
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Reception Capacity 80
  • Theatre Capacity 80
  • Banquet Capacity 50
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Classroom Capacity 18
Gallery
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 18
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
Great Hall
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 18
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
Terrace
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 80
House & Grounds
  • Reception Capacity: 80