Thoroughgood House


For many years it was believed the house was built by Adam Thorowgood himself.  Today, architectural historians agree the house was built circa 1719 by Adam’s great-grandson, Argall.

Argall Thorowgood died in the midst of construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Argall and Susannah’s son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase.

Visit the Thoroughgood House to hear the great success story of Adam Thorowgood, one of Virginia’s first colonists.  Learn about the house Argall and Susannah Thorowgood built and what makes it so extraordinary.  See the special touches added by John Thorowgood and tour the passage and parlor, furnished as they might have been when John lived there.  Finally, follow the house in pictures up to the present and find out what—and how—we are continuing to learn about this historic treasure.


1636 Parish Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
(757) 385-5100


Opening in May 2018 after restoration of historic house and construction of new visitor center.
Grand Opening festivities, May 18 – 19, 10 am – 4 pm
Regular operating hours thereafter
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

Please note: the last tour begins at 3:30 pm


Adults: $8.00; Seniors: $7.00; Students: $5.00 (including college students with school ID). Children under age 6 are free.

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more with 14 days’ advance notice. Call (757) 385-5100 for prices and reservations.

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