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.
February 9 Black History Month Presentation
February 16 Phi Alpha Theta Soirée
April 6 Opening Day Special Event
May 12 Mother's Day Tea
May 24 TGIF
June 28 TGIF
July 26 TGIF
July 20 Class Reunion
August 3 Wedding
August 6 Avoca Members' Picnic
August 23 TGIF
September 21 Wedding
September 28 20th Annual Harvest Jubilee & Wine Festival
October 5 Wine Festival Rain Date
October 18 Lantern Tours
October 19 Lantern Tours
October 22 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
December 7 Christmas Open House
December 8 Christmas Open House
December 14 Christmas Open House
December 15 Christmas Open House
December 16 Members' Christmas Party
Photo credits: Adam Mullins Photography, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, & KJ Photography