ca. 1822 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
Hours: Thurs & Fri- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Sat- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Begining May 1, 2021, the Museums will open Mon-Saturday)
Tour Pricing : $5.00 for adults; $4.00 for seniors (60+); $3.00 for students (6-18); Children 5 & under are Free
Go here: Magnolia Grange Programs