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:

2019 Calendar

February 9 Black History Month Presentation

February 16 Phi Alpha Theta Soirée

April 6     Opening Day Special Event

May 2 Premier Dinner

May 12     Mother's Day Tea

May 24     TGIF

May 29 CCDYS Retreat

June 8 Wedding

June 28     TGIF

July 4 Holiday

July 20 Class Reunion

July 26 TGIF

August 3 Wedding

August 6     Avoca Members' Picnic

August 23     TGIF

September 21     Wedding

September 27 Wine Festival Prep

September 28     20th Annual Harvest Jubilee & Wine Festival

October 5     Wine Festival Rain Date

October 12 Wedding

October 18     Lantern Tours

October 19     Lantern Tours

October 22     Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

October 26 Wedding

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




Community Events

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