About Avoca Museum

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.

Museum operating hours:

Avoca Museum is open to the public on Thursdays through Sundays, April through October. Thursday through Saturday, the house is open from 11-3. The house is open on Sundays from 1:30-4:30. PLEASE NOTE: The house and grounds are closed on days of special events. Please check the schedule to the right for a listing of those dates.

Weddings & Private Rentals

Enjoy your private event with the ambience of our 1901 Queen Anne Victorian mansion. Avoca's grounds feature a lovely, well-kept Victorian garden, an arboretum which covers a half acre of land, a covered pavilion and more at an amazing value.

Current Bookings:

March 7           Wedding Event

March 14         Free Lecture: "Col. Charles                                Lynch: Separating                                    Fact From Fiction"

March 21        Opera on the James Event

March 28        Private Ceremony

April 10-11      Sesquicentennial Event

April 11            Civil War Sesquicentennial                                Living History Event

April 18            Wedding

April 24            Private Event

April 25            Wedding

May 2                Wedding

May 5                StudentEvent Day

May 16              Wedding

May 21               Private Event

May 23              Wedding

May 31               Wedding

June 6                Wedding

June 7                Wedding

June 13               Made in the Shade Craft                                    Beer Festival

June 14               Museum Closed

June 18               Private Event

June 27              Wedding

July 4                 Wedding

July 11                 Wedding

July 18                Wedding

August 1            Wedding

September 5     Wedding

September 12   Wedding

September 19   Harvest Jubilee and Wine


September 20  Museum Closed

September 26Wedding

October 3           Wine Festival Rain Date

October 7          Wedding

October 10        Wedding

October 11         Wedding

October 17        Wedding

October 24       Wedding

October 29        Night at the Museum

November 20   Private Event

November 21    Private Event

Community Events