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Thoroughgood House Focus Tours: History in Plain Sight

Learn about the history and stories of the enslaved individuals who lived and worked on the Thoroughgood House property in the 18th and 19th centuries

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Flowerbed and herb garden

Herb Your Enthusiasm

Homeopathic medicines have been used for centuries and have gained popularity. Learn more about the healing, medicinal and culinary uses of herbs, and why they are such a “big dill” in Hampton Roads history.

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Museum Exhibit with Indigenous Artifacts

Thoroughgood House Focus Tours: Indigenous Pathways

Come out and learn about Virginia’s Indigenous Peoples, including their environment, customs, and history. You can also handcraft your own pinch pot, which are traditional Native American clay pottery pieces.

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Virginia Beach History Museums

The City of Virginia Beach History Museums include the Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House, Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum and the Thoroughgood House. They are a division of the City’s Cultural Affairs Department.

As part of the municipal government of the City of Virginia Beach, the Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities.

*Note: Photos and videos may be taken by Virginia Beach History Museums staff during programs and throughout Virginia Beach History Museums buildings and grounds. If you do not wish to have your picture taken, please avoid the camera or tell the photographer.

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PACTS Mens Basketball Team

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Black History Month: PACTS/UKHS Basketball Team

Check out this photo of the Union Kempsville High School men's basketball team. While you see this team, which played towards the end of Union Kempsville High School's (UKHS) existence,…

Drawing of Blackbeard Near a Tree

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

#TalkLikeAPirateDay- Blackbeard's Fate

Being a pirate wasn't always a plunderful life! Learn about Blackbeard's fate, and his connection to the Thoroughgood House.