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Wilton House Museum

215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, Virginia

Phone: 804 282 5936 -- 1-877-9WILTON

Statement of Purpose:

18th century Georgian Plantation house depicting colonial/early national Virginia. Also the Randolph Family history.

Wilton House Museum tells the story of William Randolph III, who built the home in 1753. Richmond's premier 18th century decorative arts house museum, Wilton features rare interior wood paneling and period furnishings.

Highlights & Collections:

A visit to Wilton is a trip back in time to 18th and early 19th century Virginia. Wilton's school tours introduce students to the social history of the people who lived and worked on the 2,000-acre tobacco plantation. School tours have been carefully constructed to reflect the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL's).

Wilton stands as one of the few completely restored paneled houses of mid-18th century America. The collection includes 18th and 19th century ceramics, silver, glass, prints, and furniture.


Fine interior panelling, impressive period furnishings in rooms throughout.

Exhibit: "Portraits, Paintings, and Prints: The Nancy Gatewood Brown Memorial Exhibit." Showcases portraits on loan from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. May 17-October 1, 2000.

Lecture and Book Signing. July 17,2000. Meet author Anne Walther as she reads from her newest book, A Time for Treason. Lecture and reception are free and open to the public. 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Free Museum Open House & Music in the Garden. July 19, 2000. Tour the museum 30 minutes before and after the 7:00 p.m. concert on the lawn, featuring the sounds of the Skip Gailes Quintet.

Exhibit: "Colonial Quilts and Coverlets at Wilton." Showcases textiles from Wilton's collection. November 16-January 28, 2001.

Exhibit: "Wilton's Treasures in Bloom." Showcases items from Wilton's collection of porcelain, silver, furniture interpreted through floral arrangements. April 21-September 2, 2001.

Historic Garden Week in Virginia. April 23-27, 2001. Tea served Monday through Friday of Garden Week. Free with admission to the museum. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


For information on school tours, please call Gwen Heller Tuason, School Programs Coordinator.

Admission & Directions:

$5-adults, $4-seniors and students, children under 6-free

Wilton House Museum is located at the end of Wilton Road off the 5300 block of Cary Street.



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Key Personnel:

James W. Hollomon Jr., Administrator

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