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Lynnhaven House

circa 1725

The Lynnhaven House is a fine example of early Virginia vernacular architecture.  It reflects the social and economic status of Francis Thelaball, a middling plantation owner who built it for his family.  Architectural and design details including brick jack arches, a closed-spindle staircase with teardrop pendant, and ship's lap floor construction reveal a builder concerned with quality as well as artistry.

Today the Lynnhaven House is furnished as a historic house museum to interpret the period Francis Thelaball and his family lived there, from 1725 to 1727.  Guided tours discuss the roles of the household members--Francis, his wife Abigail, their five sons, an apprentice, and several enslaved people--as well as the Tidewater world of the early 18th century.

4409 Wishart Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
(757) 460-7109

Museum Hours

Tours are given hourly on the hour.
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am to 4pm (last tour at 3:30pm)
Sunday: noon to 4pm (last tour at 3:30pm)
Closed Mondays

For more information about hours and admission, click here.