(June 17, 2021 UPDATE)

We are excited to announce that the historic Thoroughgood House (1636 Parish Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455) is NOW OPEN for FREE tours!

Current Tour Schedule

Thursdays: 10am-4pm; 5pm-7:30pm (no evening tours June 24)

Fridays: 10am-4pm

Saturdays: 10am-4pm

Thursday and Friday tours from 10am-4pm will run every hour. Thursday evening tours from 5pm-7:30pm will run every 30 minutes. Starting July 10, Saturday tours will move to every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., instead of every 30 minutes. If you reserved a Saturday tour slot online when we had advanced registration, your tour will proceed as scheduled.

Admission remains FREE, but advanced reservations are no longer required. Tours will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Please call 757-385-5100 or email if you have questions about tours.

In accordance with updated federal, state and local health and safety guidance, visitors who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer have to wear a mask while visiting the Thoroughgood House. Visitors who have yet to be vaccinated, or are only partially vaccinated, will still be required to wear a mask or face covering during their tours.

The Thoroughgood House, built circa 1719, is one of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and is a National Historic Landmark.

At this time, the Francis Land House and Lynnhaven House remain closed for restoration. Also, the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum is located within the Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Renaissance Academy, which is currently only open to students and faculty. Make sure to follow our website, and Virginia Beach History Museums on social media, for the latest updates.

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