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:


April 1     Opening Day Special Event

April 6      Author Presentation and Book Signing

April 9     Private Event

April 16     Wedding

April 23     Presentation: Gen. James Dearing (at Campbell County Hist. Soc.)

April 28     Wedding

May 4 Jane Andrews Memorial Student Event Day

May 14     Mother's Day Tea

May 26     TGIF

June 3     Wedding

June 9     Wedding Event

June 10     Wedding

June 17     Wedding

June 23     TGIF

June 24     Wedding

July 1     Private Event

July 28     TGIF

July 29     Wedding

August 1     Avoca Members' Picnic

August 19 Boy Scouts Event

August 25     TGIF

August 26    Wedding

September 14   AOT Anniv. Event  

September 16     Wedding

September 29   Closed for Festival Preparations

September 30 17th Annual Harvest Jubilee & Wine Festival

October 1     Site Closed

October 7     Wine Festival Rain Date

October 14     Private Event

October 24     Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

November 2   Jane Andrews Memorial Student Event Day

November 4     Private Event

December 2     Christmas Open House

December 3     Christmas Open House

December 9   Christmas Open House

December 10   Christmas Open House

December 11   Members' Christmas Party




Community Events

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