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:

November 29   Special Event

December 8      Private Banquet

December 9      Private Banquet

December 27   Private Banquet

March 7            Wedding Event

April 18            Wedding

April 25            Wedding

May 2                Wedding

May 9                Wedding

May 16              Wedding

May 31               Wedding

June 6                Wedding

June 13               Made in the Shade Craft Beer                               Festival

June 27              Wedding

July 4                 Wedding

July 18                Wedding

September 5      Wedding

September 6      Wedding

September 19     Harvest Jubilee and Wine                                      Festival

September 26    Wedding

October 3           Wine Festival Rain Date

October 10        Wedding

October 11         Wedding

October 16-17   Night at the Museum

October 24        Wedding

Community Events