The Lynnhaven House is closed while restoration work is being done on the historic house. We will continue to do public programs and private events at the Lynnhaven House during restoration, but the house will not be open for tours. The Lynnhaven House is expected to re-open in 2019.
The Lynnhaven House is a fine example of early Virginia vernacular architecture. It reflects the social and economic status of Francis Thelaball, a middling plantation owner who built it for his family. Architectural and design details including brick jack arches, a closed-spindle staircase with teardrop pendant, and ship's lap floor construction reveal a builder concerned with quality as well as artistry.
Today the Lynnhaven House is furnished as a historic house museum to interpret the period Francis Thelaball and his family lived there, from 1725 to 1727. Guided tours discuss the roles of the household members - Francis, his wife Abigail, their five sons, an apprentice, and several enslaved people - as well as the Tidewater world of the early 18th century.
- Family Friendly
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
- Adults: $8.00, Seniors: $7.00, Students: $5.00, Under age 6 and Members: FREE.Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more with 14 days' advance notice. Call (757) 460-7109 for reservations and pricing.
Last Updated: 04/11/2019
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