It is a rare day when I can sneak away for some kid-free time, but my girl’s weekend in Richmond, VA was one of those special moments.
My usual frantic pace slowed, and we were able to explore Agecroft Hall without little grabby fingers to worry about. This hidden gem was a history-filled, magical surprise.
To tour the house, we signed up for a tour ($10) and ended up with a private tour since the property was quiet mid-week.
They don’t allow photography inside the house, so you’ll have to visit to get the full tour.
Our guide, Joshua took us room-by-room sharing the rich Tudor-Stewart history.
Agecroft Hall is a majestic Tudor mansion brought over from England. Yes, you read that correctly. T.C. Williams bought the mansion at auction, took it apart one piece at a time, loaded it into hundreds of crates, and sailed it across the ocean to Richmond.
The home is located on 23 beautifully landscaped acres overlooking the James River in the neighborhood of Windsor Farms, not far from downtown Richmond.
The gardens are so peaceful and beautiful. I can only imagine the garden parties the family held on the grounds.
This was truly one of the highlights of our Richmond, VA visit.
In the spring, they host the Qwill Theater for Shakespeare nights. We didn’t make it back, but it sounds like a wonderful evening.