Virginia Beach’s Thoroughgood House to Close for Construction

The colonial home known as the Thoroughgood House in Virginia Beach will close this weekend while a new visitor’s center is constructed. The good news is that the new visitor center sounds amazing. The bad news is that the project isn’t expected to be complete until early next year.

The new 2,700 square foot visitor center will include an exhibit area, educational space, and restrooms. The museum’s collection will be moved to a secure, offsite facility during the work, and will return upon the completion of the project.

“The new visitor center will allow us to provide even more to the community and surrounding neighborhood,” said Anne Miller, Curator for the Virginia Beach History Museums. “We’re looking forward to reopening with enhanced offerings and an even better space to teach the visitors and school groups that come through.”

If you can’t shake that need to get some history, you have a lot of great options in Virginia Beach. Why not try the Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum? Or you can check out our museum guide for even more options!

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