Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Sights

Adam Thoroughgood House

  • 1636 Parish Rd. Map It
  • Virginia Beach
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/08/2014

Fodor's Review

Inland from the shore is the early-18th-century Adam Thoroughgood House, named for the prosperous plantation owner who held a land grant of 5,350 acres here in the early 1600s. This 45- by 22-foot brick house, probably constructed by a Thoroughgood grandson, recalls the English cottage architecture of the period, with a protruding chimney and a steeply pitched roof. The four-room early plantation home has a 17th-century garden with characteristic hedges. To get there, take I–264 Exit 17 (Independence Blvd.) 4 mi, turn right on Pleasure House Road, and right on Thoroughgood Drive.

Sight Information


1636 Parish Rd., Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23455, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Tues.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 11–5

Published 08/08/2014


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