Adam Thoroughgood House
- Type: Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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Don't let the name fool you: Most historians believe that wealthy plantation owner Adam Thoroughgood never actually lived here. This house was likely built by one of his grandsons some time between the late 1600s and the early 1700s. The cozy brick house is one of the oldest homes in the state and features whitewashed interior walls and a high-pitched roof that were popular at the time. Adam Thoroughgood House provides insight into what life was like in those days. Outside, the 4.5 acres of gardens that sit by the Lynnhaven River are worth a look.
Guided tours are available by request. The house, located about 15 miles inland from the shoreline, is closed on Mondays. There is a small fee to enter the house and students, but seniors will find a discount.