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​Looking for fun for the whole family on Arbor Day? Virginia Beach History Museums is offering a full slate of free festivities at the Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Road, from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, April 29.

Visitors to Thoroughgood House, young and old, can enjoy an all-day scavenger hunt, as well as participate in hands-on activities like making a windmill and a paper tree. The Thoroughgood Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the Thoroughgood House Colonial Garden.

Thoroughgood House is normally open for visits from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. Due to this special event, the house will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on April 29.

Thoroughgood House Arbor Day activities and tours are free and open to all ages. Advance registration is not required, but if you have any questions, please contact Virginia Beach History Museums staff at [email protected] or call 757-385-5100.

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The Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. The department assists and directs the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission, coordinates the city’s public art program, oversees Virginia Beach’s history museums, provides contract management for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, serves as liaison with Virginia MOCA and the ViBe Creative District, and serves as a resource for local arts and humanities organizations.


History museums in the city of Virginia Beach include Thoroughgood House, Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House, and the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum. The Virginia Beach History Museums are part of the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs. As part of the municipal government of the City of Virginia Beach, the Department of Cultural Affairs engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. Visit for more information and follow @VBHistoryMuseums on Facebook and Instagram, and @VBHistMuseums on Twitter, to stay up to date on all Virginia Beach history museum events and news.