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:


October 17        Wedding

October 24       Wedding

October 27       Volunteer Appreciation

October 29        Night at the Museum                                           (Closed for P.M. Tours)

November 20   Private Event

November 21    Private Event

December 14    Members' Christmas Party


April 9                Wedding

April 23               Private Event

April 30              Wedding

May 14                 Wedding

May 21                  Wedding

May 28                 Wedding

June 4                   Wedding

June 11                  Wedding

June 12                  Wedding

June 18                  Made in the Shade Craft                                     Beer Festival

July 23                   Wedding

September 3       Wedding

September 10     Wedding

September 17     Harvest Jubilee & Wine                                     Festival

September 24     Wedding

October 1             Wine Festival Rain Date

October 8            Wedding

October 22          Wedding



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