MAGNOLIA GRANGE MUSEUM HOUSE

Magnolia Grange, is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The home was built in 1822 by William Winfree. It is a Federal-style plantation house named after the 

circle of magnolias that once graced its front lawn. The land was originally part of a large land grant 

John Worsham in 1691. On the property also once stood a tavern and grist mill in addition to the

residence and its dependencies. Magnolia Grange contains elaborate ceiling medallions and sophisticated carvings on mantels, doorways, and window enframements. Careful paint restoration has been

executed through wood graining and marbleizing. Scenic wallpaper by Zuber and carpeting of the period combine with authentic furnishings returns the house to its original grandeur. Magnolia Grange welcomes visitors to an interpretation of life in a county mansion of the early 19th century.

 

Monday - Closed

Tue-Fri- 10AM-4PM

Sat- 10AM-2PM

Sunday- Closed

Tour Pricing 

$5.00 for adults

 $4.00 for seniors (60+)

 $3.00 for students (6-18)

 Children 5 & under are Free

 

 For information on museum programs and detail please call Lorie Arnold 748-1498.

Unless otherwise noted in the program description, all Magnolia Grange programs are free with
no reservations required. Please be aware that, to maintain the historical integrity of the site,
Magnolia Grange is not handicapped accessible.

OCTOBER EVENTS 

MASSACHUSETTS VS. VIRGINIA - FREE 

5th, Saturday, Noon

A battle for the First Thanksgiving.  Did you know that the first English-speaking Thanksgiving was not held at Plymouth Rock but at Berkeley Plantation?  At this event, historical interpreter Donna Grubbs will enlighten quests with the story behind the real first Thanksgiving.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498. 

 

HALLOWEEN HANDICRAFTS - FREE

19th, Saturday, Noon

youngsters can get into the "spirit" of Halloween with an afternoon of holiday-themed crafts assembly at this fun-filled event.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498. 

PARANORMAL HUNT AT THE HISTORICAL MAGNOLIA GRANGE PLANTATION

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT.

26th, Saturday, 7 - 11 pm.      COST  $30.00

Come join us as we investigate this beautiful Plantation built-in 1822.  It is named after the magnolia trees that grace its front lawn.  It is on the National Register of Historic Places.  The home has distinctive architectural features from the Federal period.  Come learn about the previous owners the Winfree's, Duval's, Perdue's, Cogbill's and the Daffron's.   Guests will get to participate in the hunt with some of the most seasoned paranormal investigators and their equipment.  Come at 7 pm. to meet the paranormal team and learn about the history of the home.  The hunt will start at 7:30 pm.  Space is limited so get your tickets early.  Details: Karen Sadler, 796-7156 

NOVEMBER EVENTS 

TIME TRAVEL FOR TOTS AND TEENS - FREE  

9th, Saturday, Noon

At this event, youths ages 16 and under will receive free admission to Magnolia Grange when accompanied by a paying adult ($5.00 adult admission).  One free child admission per one paying adult. A craft activity will be included.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498.  

WOMEN'S ROLES DURING WAR TIMES - FREE 

16th, Saturday, Noon 

During this fascinating presentation, a historical interpreter, Nona Wartella will discuss the parts women played during the Civil and Revolutionary War era with medical care.  This event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498.     

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARK TWAIN - FREE 

23rd, Saturday, Noon

Join us as we honor the American author's November birthday as an interpreter, Gary Robertson for his portrayal of the humorist.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498.  

DECEMBER EVENT

OPEN HOUSE AT HISTORICAL MAGNOLIA GRANGE PLANTATION - FREE

7th, Saturday, 1 pm. - 4 pm.

Step back in time and experience holiday traditions as it would have been celebrated in this majestic house.  Learn about the foods that would have been served, gift exchanges and gaze at the decor that would have "decked the halls" when the Winfree's and the Cogbill's residence here in the 19th- and early 20th century Christmas celebration.  This family event will feature holiday music, refreshments, a take-home craft, activities and best of all a visit with Santa.  FREE pictures with Santa will be available.   The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498. 

MAGNOLIA GRANGE CHRISTMAS TEA - COST $30.00 PER PERSON 

11th, Wednesday, 1 - 3 pm.

or

18th, Wednesday, 1 - 3 pm.

This elaborately themed tea learn about the history of the 19th century period of holiday music and the history surrounding various popular Christmas songs.  As you step back in time you will enjoy a large selection of finger sandwiches, delightful sweets and an arrangement of various teas.  Reservations required.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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(804) 796-7121

Address

P.O. Box 40

10111 Iron Bridge Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, USA

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