See this historic Georgian home featuring views of the James River.
The Wilton House Museum features Georgian architecture and was built for William Randolph lll in 1753. For over 100 years, members of the Randolph family lived in the Wilton home. The Randolph family entertained some of colonial Virginia's most elite social and political figures. They grew tobacco and wheat with the help of 100 enslaved men, women, and children, and the plantation had 2,000 acres of land. William Randolph lll died in 1762 at age 52, leaving the plantation to his 23-year-old son, Peyton Randolph.
Peyton Randolph died in 1784 at 46 years old and left Wilton to his 5-year-old son, William Randolph lV. When William Randolph died in 1815, his widow, Anne Andrews Randolph, managed the plantation while raising Robert to be the next heir of Wilton. Wilton survived the Civil War and changed ownership 4 times, and with money problems during the Great Depression, it went into foreclosure. In 1932, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in Virginia took action to rescue Wilton from ruin. Self-guided tours of the house and grounds are available by reservation Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm.