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Descendants' Day   View Event

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Drive
  • Description:  Commemorate the 300th anniversary of the construction of the Thoroughgood House, and meet family descendants! At 11:00 AM join Matthew Laird, Historian and Principle Investigator for the James River Institute for Archaeology, as he explores the legacy of Adam and Sarah Thorowgood in Princess Anne County. At 2:30 PM genealogist Donald Moore will engage visitors with information on "Finding Your 17th Century Ancestor" based on a case study of his own ancestor. Hands-on activities, kid crafts and house tours available all day. Learn the Virginia Reel, a popular dance at family gatherings in the past, and enjoy a piece of birthday cake! This event is free and open to the public.

Haunted Encounters of the Thoroughgood Kind   View Event

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Road
  • Description:  Have you ever wondered what goes bump in the night inside a 300-year-old house? Join your guide for a walk through the historic Thoroughgood house and grounds. Hear stories of ghostly encounters and unexplained occurrences, and witness them for yourself.Guided tours begin at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, and 8:30pm. Tickets required. *This event is sold out*This tour is recommended for guests aged 13 and above. Purchase tickets here.

Haunted Encounters of the Thoroughgood Kind   View Event

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Road
  • Description:  Have you ever wondered what goes bump in the night inside a 300 year old house? Join your guide for a walk through the historic Thoroughgood house and grounds. You'll hear stories of what others have seen, and may even encounter something spooky yourself!Guided tours begin at 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 8:30 PM. Tickets required. *This event is sold out*This tour is recommended for guests aged 13 and above. Purchase tickets here.

Fall Craft Night   View Event

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Lynnhaven House
  • Location:  4409 Wishart Road, Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center
  • Description:  Join the Virginia Beach History Museums for a new Fall Craft Night Series! The third Thursday of the month, September through December, will feature a new craft.October features reverse on glass painting. Choose from a variety of Halloween images to paint onto your very own glass serving platter! Workshop attendees will receive step-by-step instructions on how to paint an image in reverse. End the workshop with a fun history lesson on witch balls, and decorate your own to take home. All materials are included in the workshop fee. Purchase tickets here.

Girl Scout Spooktacular   View Event

  • Friday, October 18, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Drive
  • Description:  This annual program features crafts, games and marshmallow roasting around the campfire. Fun for Girl Scouts of all levels! Purchase tickets here.

Girl Scout Spooktacular   View Event

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Drive
  • Description:  This annual program features crafts, games and marshmallow roasting around the campfire. Fun for Girl Scouts of all levels!Purchase tickets here.

Trick or Treat at the Thorowgoods'   View Event

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Drive
  • Description:  Make a stop at the front door of the Thoroughgood House with your trick-or-treaters this year! Young visitors will be greeted by costumed interpreters and given a sweet treat. Non-candy treat options available for children with allergies.