Thomas Murray House

Circa 1791
Built by Isaac Murray

Thomas Murray House

The Thomas Murray House is not open to the public.


Located in what is now the Elizabeth River Shores area of Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Thomas Murray house is a Dutch Colonial style home built c. 1791 by Isaac Murray for his son Thomas.

The exterior walls of this three story rectangular house are solid brick, with an interior chimney at each end of the house. The gambrel roof has five dormer windows on each side. There is a central hall connecting exterior doors leading to brick stoops on the north and south sides of the house. These sides are not identical as there is a second door opening on the south facade, which could have lead to a stairway or an addition that is no longer existing.  A central hall stairway leads to the second floor. Four identically designed mantles and original heart pine floors remain throughout.

The house is situated on 2.0 acres adjoining King's Creek, a tidal creek leading into the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River. The property also includes the original well and several outbuildings including a carriage house and a smoke house, added in the 1980s on the sites of the original building foundations.


Information submitted by Aaron Bresnahan

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