Agecroft Hall

Explore science and history at Agecroft Hall—a little piece of 17th-century England on the James River. The house was built in the late 15th century in Lancashire, England and bought at an auction in 1925 by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Williams. Disassembled, crated, shipped, and reassembled on the James River, the house is now a museum for groups to enjoy. On a tour of the hall, groups will see the 17th-century style sleeping chambers, carved staircases, ceramics, documents, and textiles. Groups can also tour the gardens, where they will find exotic, medicinal, and aromatic plants. Educational programs aim to teach groups about how plants and animals were used in 17th-century England, the lifestyle of Agecroft’s servants and gentry, and Shakespeare’s works.
Contact Info 
Address: 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, Virginia 23221. City of Richmond. Tel: 804-353-4241 ext. 119. Email: Website: Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12:30PM-5PM.  
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-5 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue