Lynnhaven House, Virginia Beach

Lynnhaven House, Virginia Beach (must see)

The Lynnhaven House, which was built circa 1725, is an example of 18th century Tidewater Virginia vernacular architecture. Although it was founded by the Thelaball family, it is sometimes referred to as the Boush House or the Wishart House. The house was given the name the Lynnhaven House due to its close proximity to the Lynnhaven River, which flows on the same property. Now, it is located on five and a half acres.

This house reflects the social and economic status of Francis Thelaball, a middling plantation owner who built it for his family. Behind the historic house lies a small cemetery with plots that date back to the American Revolutionary War.

The 18th century home has had very few changes made throughout the years and is estimated to still have 85% of its original materials intact, which makes it one of the country's best-preserved buildings from that time period.

The Lynnhaven House is listed as part of the United States National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm
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Sight Name: Lynnhaven House
Sight Location: Virginia Beach, USA (See walking tours in Virginia Beach)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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