Wilton House Museum

Historical Significance

Known as an architectural gem, Wilton House was the home of a wealthy tobacco planter in the colonial period who one of the largest slave owners in 1760. The museum houses an outstanding collection of period furnishings, which are employed to tell the stories of gentry & slave life in the colonial period.

Physical Description

Wilton House is a Georgian mansion built in 1753. Moved from the original site to its present location in 1934, the house is located on the north bank of the James River.

Geographical and Contact Information

215 S. Wilton Road
Richmond, Virginia
Phone: 804-282-5936
Fax: 804-288-9806

Cite this Page:

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, “Wilton House Museum,” African American Historic Sites Database, accessed June 18, 2019, http://www.aahistoricsitesva.org/items/show/487.

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