Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

          c. 1822 Magnolia Grange House Museum              


    Magnolia Grange House Museum "Magnolia Grange House Museum" is an elegant Federal period home built in 1822, named for the circle of magnolia trees that once graced its front lawns.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Magnolia Grange’s distinctive architectural features include elaborate ceiling motifs, a half-turn open carved stairway and

    hand-painted scenic wallpaper produced by Zuber, a French manufacturer. The formal ground floor rooms exhibit intricately carved mantels, doorways and window frames. Upstairs, the rooms have been furnished according to the era of each of the families who lived in the home: Winfree (1822-1845), DuVal (1858-1876) and Perdue/Cogbill/Daffron (1880-1970). Almost demolished to make room for a shopping mall, Magnolia Grange was preserved in 1984 when the county Board of Supervisors authorized its purchase for $180,000.  The Chesterfield Historical Society pledged to raise $100,000 to furnish the home with appropriate antiques.

    Today, Magnolia Grange House Museum interprets life at a 19th century Virginia country estate with tours conducted by trained docents. Popular events and programs include lectures, elegant teas, community festivals and a traditional Holiday Day Open House in December.  Click on picture for a virtual tour of the beautiful   Magnolia Grange House Museum

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    Hours:  Tuesday thru Friday- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Sat- 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Tour Pricing :  $5.00 for adults;  $4.00 for seniors (60+);  $3.00 for students (6-18);  Children 5 & under are Free


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Rediscover Chesterfield’s History.  In Chesterfield County, visitors can experience over 400 years of history spanning the pre-colonial era through the early 20th century. Visit our historic sites and take part in our programs and events to learn some unique firsts that happened here.

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Chesterfield County's Unique Historical Sites

Castlewood Castlewood, as seen today, was built by Parke Poindexter who served as clerk of the court from 1812 until 1847. Castlewood's five-part design bears no likeness to any other recorded dwelling in Virginia.  The historical home formerly housed the offices and staff of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.  We are now in the historic Trinity Church and we have our research library and offices there.  Our holdings focus primarily on the history of Chesterfield county and its families. The collection has been carefully assembled through the years by members and friends of the Society and preserved for the use of this and future generations. We invite the public to make use of our library free of charge. 

And while you are here, check out the museum, the historic 1892 Jail and Magnolia Grange House Museum.  We have rotating exhibits on display.  We hope to have soon Historic Point of Rocks as a favorite place to visit as well.  This site is currently closed to the public.