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, a National Historic Landmark furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. Explore the roles of the diverse people who came together there. Then, visit 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 and influenced the rest of the nation.


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


Closed during the month of January.



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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