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9701 Brook Road  Glen Allen  Virginia  23059  USA 

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Visitor's Guide: Richmond

Agecroft Hall

A Trip Back in Time
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Category: Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
  • Hours: Tu to Sa from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM,Su from 12:30 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes

Description

This Tudor house once overlooked the Irwell River in Lancashire, England. In 1929, it was moved to this site, reminiscent of the original, overlooking the James River in Richmond's Windsor Farms neighborhood. Agecroft contains furnishings dating back from 1485 to 1660, including an interesting 1610 lantern clock that tells time only on the hour. Landscape artist Charles Gillette designed the gardens, which include an Elizabethan knot garden that blooms with fragrant and medicinal plants. When you visit Agecroft, you are stepping back in time and into the lives of gentry in the English Tudor period. Guided tours are available for the museum and the gardens are self-guided.

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