About Agecroft Hall & Gardens
Visit Agecroft, and you'll walk into the lives of the landed gentry in England's Tudor and early Stuart periods.
Tour the Great Hall, and you'll imagine the feasts and merriment its richly-paneled walls have seen.
The Great Hall's leaded glass window was transported from England completely intact.
Enter the manor's Great Parlour, where family and guests retreated for comfort, privacy and 16th- and 17th-century diversions. See the sleeping chambers, where residents not only rested, but also dressed and dined.
From its "dyninge parlour," up its intricately carved staircases and through its noble passageways, this manor home has 500 years of stories to tell.
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sundays 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and National Holidays
Includes guided tour, self-guided Gardens,
Woodland Walk and Sunroom Exhibit
AAA/Senior $ 9
Student $ 6
Children FREE (6 & under)
Active Military FREE (with valid ID)
Includes self-guided Gardens, Woodland Walk
& Sunroom Exhibit
Garden Adult $ 5
Garden Senior $ 4
Garden Student $ 3
Garden Children FREE (6 & under)
Garden Military FREE with valid ID)
Annual Pass - $25
Includes special tours and 10% off in the museum shop
Guided museum tours are offered to walk-in visitors typically on the hour and/or half-hour during normal museum hours Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm. All museum tours are guided.
Note: Some dates and times may not be available for walk-ins due to pre-scheduled groups or programs. Every effort will be made by our Tour Services staff to offer tours promptly. For detailed schedule information on the day of your visit, call 804-353-4241 x119 or email the Manager of Tour Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum Shop, located within Agecroft Hall Museum & Gardens, offers distinctive and creative gifts, jewelry and books that reflect British History with an emphasis on the Tudor period.
All proceeds from your purchase support the exhibitions, educational programs and preservation efforts of the Museum. Please stop in and visit the shop during your visit to the museum and gardens.
There are times of the year, when Agecroft may hold special events that allow you to bring pets. But, we prefer that during regular business hours, that you keep your furry friends safely at home.
4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23221
Inside the House
Agecroft Hall once stood in Lancashire, England in the 16th century. For hundreds of years, Agecroft was the home of the distinguished English Langley and Dauntesey families during the Tudor and Stuart ages, when England was taking its place among the major powers of Europe and the New World. Agecroft stood proudly during the reigns of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James I, the namesake of the river that flows past Agecroft's banks here in Richmond, Virginia.
By the mid-1920's, the building in Lancashire had deteriorated largely due to coal mining in its vicinity, and the structure was bought by the successful Richmond businessman T.C. Williams Jr., dismantled, and shipped across the Atlantic to Richmond, where it has stood since 1926-27. After decades of service as a private residence, it then became a house museum with glorious gardens, all of which pay tribute to the Elizabethan Age.
Dauntesey Family Crest
Great Hall Table
William Dauntesey 1566
The Gardens at Agecroft Hall
Designed by noted landscape architect Charles Gillette, Agecroft's grounds reflect the order and opulence of English gardens. Here, a fragrance garden blooms with Elizabethan aromatics. The sunken garden explodes with annuals.
A walk through these gardens feels much like a stroll back in time, with elaborately clipped herbs of the knot garden, a collection of exotic plants once recorded byJohn Tradescant the Younger, and a living exhibit of medicinal, flavoring and aromatic plants.
Additional Information About Your Visit:
Your visit to Agecroft Hall & Gardens includes a one hour guided tour and plenty of time for you to enjoy a leisurely stroll through our beautiful property. Guided museum tours are offered to walk-in visitors typically on the hour and/or half-hour during normal museum hours Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
There is no food service on site, but there are many delicious restaurants within one-mile of Agecroft Hall & Gardens. By clicking on the "Make It A Day" section of our website, you'll find a direct link to many local eateries.