Agecroft Hall and Gardens, Richmond, Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


Here you are.  You are walking up to an English style majestic Tudor mansion.  You stroll through the gardens and watch the tulips and the flowers, and you get a great view of the river.  You enter the house, and you see the dining hall and the many carvings on the walls and on the railings of the staircases.  You have the experience of being in England… except that you are not in England.  You are in Richmond, Virginia.

Welcome to Agecroft Hall and Gardens, a Tudor mansion, the only one of its kind in the United States, that was originally built in England, but to save it from demolition, it was taken apart and brought over to Richmond.  Today, it is open to the public as a museum where there is a guided tour of the house and can stroll at your leisure through the gardens.  You can also…

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