Wilton House Museum

Experience 18th century colonial lifestyles and history at the Wilton House Museum. Once a house that entertained Virginia elites and travelers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Wilton House now entertains visitors with its lavish public rooms, comfortable family quarters, quaint grounds, and dedication to colonial history. Costumed demonstrators will interact with students during activities exploring colonial lifestyle, such as the colonial clothing and accessories demonstration. Learn about the history of Wilton and view its collection of more than 1,400 artifacts such as ceramics, textiles, silvers, paintings, furniture, and more. Scavenger hunt, architectural, and behind-the-scenes tours are also available.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 215 S Wilton Rd, Richmond, VA 23226. Henrico County. Tel: 804-282-5936, ext 4. Email: wiltonprograms@comcast.net. Website: www.wiltonhousemuseum.org. Hrs: Tue.-Sat. 10AM-4:30PM, Sun. 1PM-4:30PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Programs. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies

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