Gloucester-Mathews

Four properties, including one of the earliest domestic structures in the United States that has been continually inhabited since 1652, are showcased on this tour taking place in Gloucester and Mathews County. As a recipient of one of the earliest historic preservation easements in Virginia, one site is an outstanding example of an early Tidewater planter’s home. The estate sprawls over 100 acres and the nearly mile-long river front with its enormous willow oaks commands the longest southern exposure of any home on the North River.  Another sits well back from Main Street in Mathews behind a sweeping lawn dappled by the shade of mature trees. A third includes a lovely terrace area for entertaining with plenty of room for seating where guests can enjoy both garden and water views. A final property began life as an 18th-century icehouse; a circular brick two-story tower with dirt piled around it to insulate the ice kept inside. In 1922, it was converted into a simple retirement dwelling.

Info

  • Date
    Saturday April 17, 2021
    Morning Tour: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Tour: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Host
    The Garden Club of Gloucester
  • Price
    $40
  • Tour Headquarters
    7825 John Clayton Memorial Highway, Gloucester, Virginia, 23061
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