Avoca Museum

Southern Hospitality Meets Victorian Charm

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 Saturdays, April through October. The museum is closed for tours on days of special or private events (see BOOKINGS list to the right).

Thursday - Saturday    11 AM - 3 PM

Special Events: Please note that during special events, which are listed to the right, that the museum will be closed for tours. Tours may be arranged on an appointment basis by calling 434-369-1076. Please call the museum if you have any questions pertaining to tours.


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:

2018 Calendar

February 5     Private Event

February 24     Wedding

March 24    Wedding Event

April 7     Opening Day Special Event

May 6     Wedding

May 13     Mother's Day Tea

May 25     TGIF

June 1     Wedding

June 9     Wedding

June 22     TGIF

July 7     Dearing Family Reunion

July 27     TGIF

August 7     Avoca Members' Picnic

August 18     Wedding

August 24     TGIF

September 8     Wedding Reception

September 13-15 Closed,HurricanePrep

September 28     Closed for Festival Preparations

September 29     18th Annual Harvest Jubilee & Wine Festival

October 6     Wine Festival Rain Date

October 13     Wedding

October 19     Lantern Tours

October 20     Lantern Tours

October 23     Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

December 1     Christmas Open House

December 2     Christmas Open House

December 8     Christmas Open House

December 9     Christmas Open House

December 10   Members' Christmas Party




Community Events

Photo credits: Adam Mullins Photography, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, & KJ Photography