Photo credits: Adam Mullins Photography and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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 - Saturday                 11 AM - 3 PM

Sunday                                 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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:


April 1     Opening Day

April 16     Wedding

April 28 Wedding

May 6     Jane Andrews Memorial Student Event Day

May 14     Mother's Day Tea

June 3     Wedding

June 9     Wedding Event

June 10     Wedding

June 17     Wedding

June 24     Wedding

July 1     Private Event

July 29     Wedding

August 1     Avoca Members' Pcnic

September 30 17th Annual Harvest Jubilee & Wine Festival

October 1     Site Closed

October 7     Wine Festival Rain Date

October 24     Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

December 2     Christmas Open House

December 3     Christmas Open House

December 9 Christmas Open House

December 10     Christmas Open House

December 13     Members' Christmas Party




Community Events