A few weeks back, Ben, Bo and I visited The Virginia House and Agecroft Hall.
Agecroft Hall is another one of those insanely beautiful Richmond landmarks that I can't believe I'd never visited before this outing. Illustrating the RVA calendar each year has become more and more fun as I seek out places I've never been to find the perfect picture to reference. It's been the most fun this year because I've not only shared many of these experiences with Ben, but with our little biscuit too!
Bo loves being outside, so he's been a big fan of these outings!
So let's dive in! Agecroft Hall is ANOTHER building that was originally located in ENGLAND and then dismantled, crated and shipped to RVA. Like, what the heck guys? This is so bizarre to me. But also amazing.
Agecroft is a Tudor manor house that overlooks the James River. Originally built in Lancashire, England in the 16th century where it stood for hundreds of years until it fell into disrepair and was sold at auction in 1925 to a Richmonder - Thomas C. Williams, Jr. - who had it dismantled and shipped to where it stands today in Windsor Farms next door to The Virginia House.
If you ever get the chance to visit this place - you HAVE to tour the gardens. When we went, it was the weekend of the hurricane and we were the only ones on the grounds. It was equally creepy, mysterious and beautiful.
Agecroft Hall is located at 4305 Sulgrave Rd in Richmond VA and open year round, Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12:30-5pm. For any of my friends with babies - I'd recommend putting them in the carrier while you tour the space as it's not very stroller friendly.
Agecroft Hall & Gardens looks beautiful from every angle so it took me a while before deciding that this pic (below) would make the best illustration!
So I got started:
Here's the finished product!
To purchase 8 x 10" prints of my illustration of Agecroft Hall, click HERE.
The above illustration will also be included in the 2019 RVA Calendar that can be pre-ordered by clicking HERE.
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