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Sunday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every hour. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Thursday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Friday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Friday, May 6, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Saturday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Union Kempsville Museum
  • Location:  Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum5100 Cleveland St.Virginia Beach, VA 23462(Museum located inside the Renaissance Academy)
  • Description:  The Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum is reopening on Saturday, January 29! The museum will be open for FREE, self-guided tours on Saturdays from 10am-4pm. There is no need to register in advance for tours, but if you would like a guided tour, please call 757-385-5100, or email vbhistory@vbgov.com, to confirm guided tour availability. Princess Anne County Training School was the first high school for African Americans in Princess Anne County, now known as Virginia Beach. The school was a result of the African American community in the 1930s working together to raise money to build a school so their children could receive a proper education. The initial money raised was used to purchase four acres of land on Witchduck Road. The school board received the land, and $2000, but it made no attempt to build a school. As a result, in 1934, a temporary school was established on the property of Union Baptist Church. In 1938, a four-classroom high school was finally built and, between 1949 and 1962, several additions were made to the school. In 1962, the Princess Anne County Training School changed its name to Union Kempsville High School. After over 30 years of operation, Union Kempsville High School graduated its last class in 1969 due to the city-wide integration of schools. Today the legacy of the school continues with the establishment of the museum which shares stories of family, community, sacrifice, and the importance of education. The museum is located within Virginia Beach City Public Schools' Renaissance Academy.

Sunday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every hour. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Thursday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Friday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Saturday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Union Kempsville Museum
  • Location:  Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum5100 Cleveland St.Virginia Beach, VA 23462(Museum located inside the Renaissance Academy)
  • Description:  The Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum is reopening on Saturday, January 29! The museum will be open for FREE, self-guided tours on Saturdays from 10am-4pm. There is no need to register in advance for tours, but if you would like a guided tour, please call 757-385-5100, or email vbhistory@vbgov.com, to confirm guided tour availability. Princess Anne County Training School was the first high school for African Americans in Princess Anne County, now known as Virginia Beach. The school was a result of the African American community in the 1930s working together to raise money to build a school so their children could receive a proper education. The initial money raised was used to purchase four acres of land on Witchduck Road. The school board received the land, and $2000, but it made no attempt to build a school. As a result, in 1934, a temporary school was established on the property of Union Baptist Church. In 1938, a four-classroom high school was finally built and, between 1949 and 1962, several additions were made to the school. In 1962, the Princess Anne County Training School changed its name to Union Kempsville High School. After over 30 years of operation, Union Kempsville High School graduated its last class in 1969 due to the city-wide integration of schools. Today the legacy of the school continues with the establishment of the museum which shares stories of family, community, sacrifice, and the importance of education. The museum is located within Virginia Beach City Public Schools' Renaissance Academy.

Elegance & DiviniTea (First Tea Time)   View Event

  • Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Calendar:   Union Kempsville Museum
  • Location:  Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsMiller Studio Theatre201 Market St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Description:  Join the Virginia Beach History Museums on Saturday, May 14, in the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts’ Miller Studio Theatre (201 Market St., Virginia Beach, VA) for “Elegance & DiviniTea,” a high-style afternoon tea featuring fine haberdashery, delightful bites and teas all rooted in African and African American traditions. Enjoy your own “tea tower” of personally packaged sandwiches and sweets, along with tea selections specially curated for their connection with African and African Diaspora traditions. Models from the Virginia Beach community will also sashay down the runway, highlighting an array of vintage and modern hats, headwraps and high style. Emcee Bonita Billingsley-Harris, representing the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni and Friends Association, will also share images, facts and fashion tips throughout African American style history. Local Professor Omyemi “Artisia” Green from The College of William & Mary will illuminate history and symbolism of designer headwraps. All the fine fashion and adornment is accompanied by Symphonicity’s Brass Jazz Quintet. Grab your favorite “crown,” dress up and gather at the table for a fashionable afternoon filled to the brim with good food, good friends and great fun! Two seatings of 100 guests each (noon and 3 p.m.) are available. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase tickets for “Elegance & DiviniTea.” Ticket registration is through the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ActiveNet system. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, you will need to create your free account prior to purchasing tickets. If you have any questions about registration, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com. Tables are limited to four people each. If you plan on going with a group, please purchase your tickets together, or email vbhistory@vbgov.com to ensure we seat your group together as best as possible. Meal options will be provided in pre-packaged boxes. If you have dietary restrictions, please email vbhistory@vbgov.com no later than one week in advance, so staff can accommodate your request. For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS FOR “ELEGANCE & DIVINITEA”

Elegance & DiviniTea (Second Tea Time)   View Event

  • Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Calendar:   Union Kempsville Museum
  • Location:  Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsMiller Studio Theatre201 Market St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Description:  Join the Virginia Beach History Museums on Saturday, May 14, in the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts’ Miller Studio Theatre (201 Market St., Virginia Beach, VA) for “Elegance & DiviniTea,” a high-style afternoon tea featuring fine haberdashery, delightful bites and teas all rooted in African and African American traditions. Enjoy your own “tea tower” of personally packaged sandwiches and sweets, along with tea selections specially curated for their connection with African and African Diaspora traditions. Models from the Virginia Beach community will also sashay down the runway, highlighting an array of vintage and modern hats, headwraps and high style. Emcee Bonita Billingsley-Harris, representing the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni and Friends Association, will also share images, facts and fashion tips throughout African American style history. Local Professor Omyemi “Artisia” Green from The College of William & Mary will illuminate history and symbolism of designer headwraps. All the fine fashion and adornment is accompanied by Symphonicity’s Brass Jazz Quintet. Grab your favorite “crown,” dress up and gather at the table for a fashionable afternoon filled to the brim with good food, good friends and great fun! Two seatings of 100 guests each (noon and 3 p.m.) are available. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase tickets for “Elegance & DiviniTea.” Ticket registration is through the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ActiveNet system. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, you will need to create your free account prior to purchasing tickets. If you have any questions about registration, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com. Tables are limited to four people each. If you plan on going with a group, please purchase your tickets together, or email vbhistory@vbgov.com to ensure we seat your group together as best as possible. Meal options will be provided in pre-packaged boxes. If you have dietary restrictions, please email vbhistory@vbgov.com no later than one week in advance, so staff can accommodate your request. For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS FOR “ELEGANCE & DIVINITEA”

Sunday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every hour. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Thursday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Friday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.