America's Castles Itinerary

Long known for its rich and varied architecture, Richmond showcases three homes featured on A&E’s America’s Castles. Get an insider’s view of Richmond’s “rich and famous".
Constructed from materials of a 12th-century English priory, Virginia House blends three romantic Tudor designs. Once home to Ambassador & Mrs. Alexander Weddell, the interior décor reflects their worldwide travels. Open by appointment.
Overlooking the historic James River, this 15th-century Tudor manor house was moved from England and lovingly reconstructed at its present site In the 1920s. 23 acres of landscaped grounds feature Tudor and early-Stuart period gardens. Closed Mondays.
Home to Jefferson Davis and his family during the American Civil War, this early-Victorian home served as the social and political center of the Confederacy. The public state rooms and private living-quarters have been meticulously restored to their war-time appearance. Guided tours daily. 

The White House of the Confederacy is located adjacent to the Museum of the Confederacy, the repository of the world’s most comprehensive collection of Confederate artifacts. Open daily.

Not an “American Castle,” but should be. The Dooley Mansion was built by Major & Mrs. James Dooley in the late 1890s and is nestled on a 10-acre estate.  Its Romanesque architecture and elegant European interiors give a glimpse into the lifestyle of The Gilded Age. The Dooley’s established lavish and diverse gardens on their estate named Maymont. Today Maymont endures as one of Richmond’s most beloved public spaces. The Dooley Mansion is open Tuesday-Sunday.