Lynnhaven House

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 for his family. Architectural and design details including brick jack arches, a close-spindled 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.

Tours are given hourly on the hour.
Monday – Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – Saturday – 10 am to 4pm
Sunday – 12 pm to 4 pm

  • Admission Fee:
    Single historic house ticket; Adults: $8.00 Seniors: $7.00 Students: $5.00 Under age 6 FREE. Members admitted FREE. Combination ticket for admission to all three historic houses (no expiration); Adults: $16.00 Seniors: $14.00 Students: $10.00 Under Age 6 FREE. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more with 14 days' advance notice. Price is $2.50 per person with group leader and bus driver free. Call (757) 460-7109 for reservations.

Area: Town Center + Pembroke Mall

Address: 4409 Wishart Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

(757) 460-7109 (Recording)

  • Children Welcome

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