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Virginia Beach


Virginia

Historic Homes

One of southeastern Virginia's first permanent residents was Adam Thoroughgood, a former indentured servant, who prospered in the colonies as a result of his astute business sense.
In 1635, he petitioned for a grant of more than 5,300 acres based on a 50-acre "headright" for each of the 105 men and women he transported from England.

For a peek into the lives of Virginia Beach’s earliest residents, visitors may enter a number of historic homes located throughout the city:
The Adam Thoroughgood House (circa 1680) stands on land that was part of the original land grant.

Other historic homes still standing in Virginia Beach were constructed later in the colonial period such as the Lynnhaven House (1725) and the Francis Land House (late 1700s).

All homes are open to the public for tours and host special interpretative programs throughout the year.

Locations:
Adam Thoroughgood House
1636 Parish Road, Virginia Beach

Lynnhaven House
4405 Wishart Road, Virginia Beach

Francis Land House
3131 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach,

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The Adam Thoroughgood 17th-century home is one of the oldest brick homes in the country.
The Adam Thoroughgood 17th-century home is one of the oldest brick homes in the country.

Lynnhaven House exterior. In the heart of the modern city lies the 18th-century Lynnhaven House.
Lynnhaven House exterior. In the heart of the modern city lies the 18th-century Lynnhaven House.

   
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