WILTON HOUSE MUSEUM
Travel back in time at Richmond's Premier 18th Century Decorative Arts House Museum. Completed in 1753 by William Randolph III, Wilton was the centerpiece of a 2,000-acre tobacco plantation and home to the Randolph family for more than a century. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Marquis de Lafayette were entertained here.
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia purchased the house in 1933 and moved it 15 miles west of its original location on the banks of the James River, saving the house from demolition.
Today, Wilton stands as one of the few completely restored paneled houses of mid-18th century America. The house features 18th and early 19th century furniture, glass, silver, prints, and ceramics used by early Virginians.
School tours and bus tours are available.
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