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            CW Sesquicentennial Event

April 11             CW Sesquicentennial Event

April 18             Wedding

April 25             Wedding

May 2                Wedding

May 5                Jane Andrews Student Event                                Day

May 9                Wedding

May 16              Wedding

May 23              Wedding

May 31               Wedding

June 6                Wedding

June 13               Made in the Shade Craft Beer                               Festival

June 27              Wedding

July 4                 Wedding

July 11                 Wedding

July 18                Wedding

September 5      Wedding

September 6      Wedding

September 12     Wedding

September 19     Harvest Jubilee and Wine                                      Festival

September 26    Wedding

October 3           Wine Festival Rain Date

October 10        Wedding

October 16-17   Night at the Museum

October 24        Wedding

Community Events