Virginia Beach History Museums Offering Virtual Tours

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

​While the Virginia Beach History Museums are temporarily closed as a precaution against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can still take a virtual tour of two of our historic homes.

Join us for an online, 3D "walking tour" of the Francis Land House, and view the furnishings incorporated to interpret the period that Francis Land VI and his wives and daughters were in residence, circa 1805-1819.

After you're done, head down the online road to one of Virginia Beach's oldest surviving colonial homes (and a National Historic Landmark), the Thoroughgood House. Our virtual tour takes you through this over 300-year-old Landmark, as well as the beautiful English garden on the grounds. The tour of the Thoroughgood House is accompanied by information relating to each stop on your journey.

Start your tours of these historic homes, below:

Francis Land House Virtual Tour

Thoroughgood House Virtual Tour

We encourage you to share your virtual tour experience with us! Visit Virginia Beach History Museums on social media (@VBHistoryMuseums on Facebook and Instagram, and @VBHistMuseums on Twitter) and use the hashtag #VirtualHistoryVB to tell us your thoughts about the online tour and ask any questions about our historic homes.

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The City of Virginia Beach History Museums include the Thoroughgood House, the Francis Land House, the Lynnhaven House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum. They are part of the City's Cultural Affairs Department. As part of the municipal government of the City of Virginia Beach, the Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. Visit for more information, and follow @VBHistoryMuseums on Facebook and Instagram, and @VBHistMuseums on Twitter, to stay up to date on all the events and news from Virginia Beach History Museums.

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