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Riddick's Folly House Museum

510 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434-4427
+1 757-934-0822
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nice house, great history

really enjoyed the informative tour of Riddick's Folly. The 3rd floor is really cool with the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jmmaccord
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Suffolk, Virginia
Riddick's Folly Museum

Visited in May 2018. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the mansion. He also showed a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bernie B
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While Mills Riddick’s contemporaries may have mocked his Greek Revival home when it was built in 1837, the house now stands as a beautiful reminder of the past. This most impressive structure on Main Street in Suffolk features striking...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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510 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434-4427
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+1 757-934-0822
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really enjoyed the informative tour of Riddick's Folly. The 3rd floor is really cool with the "graffiti" on the walls from the civil war.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in May 2018. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the mansion. He also showed a great compassion concerning the building and the furniture. I would highly recommend a visit if you have a interest in historical sites from the revolotion ans civil war

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering, Lee (our new found friend), greeted us and thus began a most informative and 'very' interesting journey through time surrounding the Riddick family and The Riddick Folly House. Lee's knowledge of the history of this family and The House was amazing, and the...More

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Edward K, General Manager at Riddick's Folly House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Wayne, I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour. Thank you so much for your kind remarks concerning your tour here at Riddick's Folly with your five star review. Your comments will help us tremendously with the City of Suffolk. I hope your...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A fascinating view of the American Victorian era. Amazing details told by the museum's good natured director. Included are period furniture (some original to the house) An excellent collection of Gov. Mills Godwin's artifacts in one of the rooms. This is a visit not to...More

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Edward K, General Manager at Riddick's Folly House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello djinflower, I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour. Thank you so much for your kind remarks concerning your tour here at Riddick's Folly with your five star review. Your comments will help us tremendously with the City of Suffolk. Thanks, Lee

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Riddick’s Folly is a treasure waiting to be explored. Every room has furniture, photographs, paintings, and other furnishings that bring the history of the family, the Civil War, and the city alive. Our guide Lee King, who is also the museum’s director, has extensive knowledge...More

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Edward K, General Manager at Riddick's Folly House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Librarymim, I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour. Thank you so much for your kind remarks concerning your tour here at Riddick's Folly with your five star review. Your comments will help us tremendously with the City of Suffolk. Thanks, Lee

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We had such a nice time at the house. Lee is a great host and is VERY educated about the history of the building, family, and time period. He has meticulously collected era-appropriate pieces to curate the Riddick house. Not to mention Lee as a...More

Thank Annie W
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Heather B, Manager at Riddick's Folly House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hello Annie W. I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour. Thank you so much for your kind remarks concerning your tour here at Riddick's Folly with your five star review. Your comments will help us tremendously with the City of Suffolk. Thanks, Lee

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The Riddick's Folly tour features an excellent guide who is very passionate about his subject and knows it very well. The house also has an extensive collection of items from the time period, collected individually by the caretaker over the last couple of decades. It...More

Thank Lee F
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Heather B, Manager at Riddick's Folly House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hello Lee F, I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour. Thank you so much for your kind remarks concerning your tour here at Riddick's Folly with your five star review. Your comments will help us tremendously with the City of Suffolk. Thanks, Lee

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much for your tour today we had a wonderful time my grandkids absolutely loved it the tour guy is absolutely awesome with great knowledge of the Civil War

Thank Richard D
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Heather B, Manager at Riddick's Folly House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hello Richard D. I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour. Thank you so much for your kind remarks concerning your tour here at Riddick's Folly with your five star review. Your comments will help us tremendously with the City of Suffolk. Thanks, Lee

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

My sister and children were in town and we wanted to take a day for a little sightseeing. Suffolk is an unexplored area for us so we loaded up the cars and headed into town. This was our second stop and we timed it perfectly....More

Thank Larry F
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Edward K, Manager at Riddick's Folly House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hello Larry F I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour. Thank you so much for your kind remarks concerning your tour here at Riddick's Folly with your five star review. Your comments will help us tremendously with the City of Suffolk. Thanks, Lee

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Great place to visit for a day trip. The staff was very welcoming and tour guide Heather gave us a very informative, engaging and comprehensive tour of this four story gem. The period artifacts, furniture, art and family links to US history and restoration of...More

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