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Francis Land House

3131 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-6923
+1 757-385-5100
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Short visit but always love history

We stopped by in early Oct. as I had been wanting to see the historic homes in the area and this... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Yardville, New Jersey
Neat little historic site

Although it was nice that we basically got a private tour, I thought $8/person was a bit pricey. I... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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The historic Francis Land House was once surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland. It served as the home of Francis Land VI, a wealthy plantation owner from a prominent family in Princess Anne County, Virginia. Tours of the Francis Land House consider plantation life; the roles of the household members, both free and enslaved; Federal style; and ways that the formation of the new nation affected private lives. Tour guides also discuss the colorful history of the house in the 20th century, when it functioned as the Rose Hall Dress Shop.
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3131 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-6923
North Central
+1 757-385-5100
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped by in early Oct. as I had been wanting to see the historic homes in the area and this was the only one open. All the others are closed until???? Small place but out tour guide was so nice and shared her knowledge...More

Thank Charlestontourist58
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Although it was nice that we basically got a private tour, I thought $8/person was a bit pricey. I think our tour guide was a college student and while she seemed genuinely enthusiastic, I could see her doing better with a group of kids. Our...More

Thank JeniH_08
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We wanted to see a bit of plantation life, but the larger plantations were closed for renovations so we stopped here. The tour was expensive for what it was ($8pp) considering the tour is only 4 rooms and the exterior of the home. None of...More

Thank Von1287
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Francis Land House is easy to find, historically accurate and depicts an interesting part of history.

Thank Rita23890
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Locals go here as part of field trips in grade school or even as a family outing. The history is engaging and the ghost stories are just as good. A great little piece of history.

1  Thank KaraGB
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This museum is an example of a house from 1805. A lot has been restored, but there is still some existing construction dating back to the early 1800s, especially in the basement. Visitors can walk around the house and walk around the entire second floor...More

Thank globaltrekster
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Interesting early nineteenth-century farmhouse, has a well preserved interior and beautiful rooms. Has a small garden and an in-depth tour of the first floor and cellars. Excellent for those looking for a local historic attraction. Only downside is that it is in a very busy...More

Thank 757KJH1992
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I haven't had the time lately to visit FLH, but I whenever I visited, I always enjoyed the tour. It's never a waste of time to learn history, especially our local history!

Thank Cary J W
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Virginia Beach is a lot of things to a lot of people. For example, did you know that Virginia Beach, not Richmond or Norfolk or Charlottesville, is the largest city in Virginia? Of course, it is the No. 1 tourist attraction in the state, attracting...More

5  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 19 September 2015

the house was very interesting but very small. The garden (veggie and flowers) are kept up by various organizations. jealous of all the things growing. The tour guide was good very knowledgeable.

1  Thank vrfling
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