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Francis Land House

The Francis Land House is surrounded by an heirloom vegetable garden, herb garden, gentleman's garden and boardwalk history trail.

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Adam Thoroughgood House Restoration

The Adam Thoroughgood House has reopened following a restoration funded in part by a Save America's Treasures grant.

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Union Kempsville Museum

The Union Kempsville Museum tells the story of the school built by the African-American community in Virginia Beach for black students during segregation.

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Scout Programs at the Historic Houses

A Brownie troop learns about the Francis Land House and gardens on a patch tour.

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Colonial Education Center

The Colonial Education Center hosts school groups visiting the historic Lynnhaven House.

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Recent News

Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden

April 10th - Peter J. Hatch, Director of Gardens and Grounds Emeritus at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, will speak about Jefferson as naturalist and gardener and... Read Entire Article »

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Department of Museums

The Department of Museums provides a variety of educational opportunities for residents and visitors that help them to experience the unique marine environment of Virginia Beach and the plants and animals that may be found here, and to learn about the City's history as represented by three historic houses and the families associated with them. The department is also extensively involved in the conservation of the natural environment and the preservation of historic resources.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 am - 4 pm
Location: Adam Thoroughgood House

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