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July 6, 2023 - June 27, 2024
Focus Tours

While our daily tours give visitors a good overview of life on the Thoroughgood property, our weekly summer Focus Tours provide a deeper dive into specific areas of interest. Please click on the individual tour titles below for a detailed description of that week’s offering.

All 2024 Focus Tours are FREE and appropriate for all ages. All tours will take place at the Thoroughgood House: 1636 Parish Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Advanced registration is highly encouraged but walkups are welcome!

Call 757-385-5100 for asssiatance. 

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June 20, 2024


Pirates & Piracy


Join the Virginia Beach History Museums for a swashbuckling adventure through the history of pirates and piracy! Tours will highlight the history of Dutch, English, Spanish and French pirates, and their involvement with the Virginia Colony and early America, during the "golden age" of piracy in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Thoroughgood House will also have a scavenger hunt for you to plunder your own pirate “booty.” 

Arrrr ya feeling extra spirit from the high seas? Feel free to dress like a pirate, and encourage your mateys to do the same! 

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

The Thoroughgood House is located at 1636 Parish Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Advanced registration is highly encouraged but walkups are welcome!


Please arrive no less than 5 minutes prior to your selected tour time. 

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