Hours are thursday through saturday from 10 am 4 pm the last tour begins at 3 30pm available for group tours with advance reservations. The thoroughgood house is a brick house located at 1636 parish road in the neighborhood of thoroughgood in virginia beach virginia united states.
The tour of the education center begins with a very interesting film that prov.
Thoroughgood house. The house is one of the oldest houses from early colonial period and provides insight into the of the kind of lifestyle lived by the gentry in princess anne county. In 1609 a fourteen year old spelman was sent to jamestown as a boy laborer. Thoroughgood house about the thoroughgood house circa 1719 one of the oldest surviving colonial homes in virginia beach and a national historic landmark the thoroughgood house was built in 1719 by argall thorowgood great grandson of adam thorowgood.
The house is owned by the city of virginia beach which acquired it in 2003. He was raised in the same county as the famous explorer henry spelman. It was formerly known as the adam thoroughgood house.
Adam thorowood arrived in virginia in 1621 as indentured servant and was granted a land parcel. Restoration of the building had been undertaken by the adam thoroughgood house foundation an organization that in a few years would turn the property over to the city of norfolk. Recently it has been conveyed in turn to the city of virginia beach.
Since 1892 thorogood has been providing quality crafted boots and footwear for hard working people all over the world. The builder of the home is believed to be argall thorowgood grandson of adam. The adam thoroughgood house was designated a national historic landmark in 1960.
Probably built by his great grandson argall thoroughgood in 1719. The adam thoroughgood house is one of the oldest if not the oldest structures in princess anne co. It is a save america s treasures site.
The thoroughgood house is a true national treasure and the new education center made our repeat visit well worth while. This property is no longer an active project supported by the garden club of virginia. A more accurate dating of its age pins it younger at circa 1720.
A few miles north lies the adam thoroughgood house a simple brick cottage that s small in size but big in paranormal activity. It was built ca. In 2003 it was acquired by the city of virginia beach.
The francis land house is a larger later example of plantation living in princess anne county. Adam thoroughgood was born in king s lynn england in july 1604. It was not built by adam.
Some of the oldest surviving brick houses in america are in virginia and two of those the thoroughgood house and the lynnhaven house are located in virginia beach.