Thoroughgood House

1636 Parish Road, Virginia Beach

Thoroughood House


Adam Thorowgood arrived in Virginia in 1621 as an indentured servant and in 1636 was granted a land parcel.  This house was probably built by his great grandson Argall Thoroughgood in 1719 .  

The house is one of the oldest houses from early Colonial period and provides insight into the of the kind of  lifestyle lived by the gentry in Princess Anne County.  

The house is owned by the City of Virginia Beach, which acquired it in 2003.  

There is a new Visitor Center Museum on the Throughgood Family history which had its grand opening in May 2018 and is open to the public.

For more information on museum hours and programs call 757-385-5100 or visit

Department of Museums
3131 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 385-5100



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