Avoca Museum & Historical Society, Altavista

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Avoca, the principal architectural landmark of the Town of Altavista, is an American Queen Anne-style house, designed by architect J.M.B. Lewis and built in 1901. Designated a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Avoca is the home site of Revolutionary Patriot Colonel Charles Lynch.
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  • After reading the Trip Advisor reviews, we chose to detour and visit Avoca. Meeting volunteer Hannah from Liberty University was a joy; the 15 minute movie was educational and peeked our interest in.....  more
    After reading the Trip Advisor reviews, we chose to detour and visit Avoca. Meeting volunteer Hannah from Liberty University was a joy; the 15 minute movie was educational and peeked our interest in.....  more »
  • Awesome experience for the whole family - cool history, great stories, beautiful views. The tour guide was passionate and and knowledgeable. 
    Awesome experience for the whole family - cool history, great stories, beautiful views. The tour guide was passionate and and knowledgeable.  more »
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  • Lovely visit to a bygone era. We enjoyed our Mother's Day tea. The ladies really went all out. The new manager is bringing lots of fresh ideas....the Mother's Day tea was the largest crowd I've seen in all the years I've attended. Beautiful grounds, amazing home.
  • We were in town for a wedding and made plans to tour Avoca. I checked the website for hours and we planned accordingly. As we arrived the digital sign out front said "Open 11-3." When we walked up the path, the manual sign said "closed." We were then told it was closed due to a private event. The place looks amazing, but they should update the website AND the sign at the road when they are closed.

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