Street Address
4305 Sulgrave Road
Richmond, VA 23221
Mailing Address
Richmond, VA 23221
phone: 804-353-4241
web: www.agecrofthall.com
Admissions
Reduced admission for seniors, children, and students. Group tours and education tours may be scheduled by appointment.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Lauren Gwaley, Public Relations Coordinator
phone: 804-353-4241

Description

Agecroft Hall, an historic 15th century Tudor manor house, was dismantled and rebuilt in 1926 on 23 acres of gardens and grounds overlooking the James River.

The Gardens at Agecroft

A Landmark of History, Framed in Beauty: The sunken garden, based on the pond garden at England's Hampton Court Palace. 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 by John Tradescant the Younger, and a living exhibit of medicinal, flavoring and aromatic plants.

The Hall: English Opulence, Room-by-Room

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. Peruse 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.

Mission

Agecroft Association’s mission is to serve as:

A source for enjoyment, education and cultural activity for the general public.

A unique educational center for the specializing in the studies for British Renaissance 1485-1660.

History

For hundreds of years, Agecroft Hall was the distinguished home of England's Langley and Dauntesey families. At the end of the 19th century, however, Agecroft fell into disrepair, and in 1925 it was sold at auction. Hearing of this tremendous opportunity, Richmonder Thomas C. Williams, Jr. purchased the structure, and had it dismantled, crated, and shipped across the Atlantic, and then painstakingly reassembled in a Richmond neighborhood known as Windsor Farms. Today, Agecroft Hall stands beautifully re-created, in a setting reminiscent of its original site on Lancashire's Irwell River.

Services

Museum Shop: Our Museum Shop offers

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.

Rental Information: Weddings, Photography, Meetings

Weddings: We do not do wedding rehearsals, wedding ceremonies, or other private special functions.

Photography: Agecroft Hall's gardens and grounds are available for rent for professional photography sessions. Reservations are required. Fee: $100.

Meetings: Our conference room, the William's Room, accommodates 90 guests seated lecture-style or 60 guests seated at tables. The room is self-contained with a separate entrance, bathrooms, climate control, and audio-visual capabilities.

(Please note: At this time, rentals are for non-profit organizations only. Regretfully we cannot accommodate wedding ceremonies, wedding rehearsals, bachelor/bachelorette events, or other private functions.) For more information contact Katie Reynolds, Manager of Tour Services at 804-353-4241 x119

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours