Pleasant Grove House Museum & Welcome Center

271 Pleasant Grove Drive, Palmyra, VA 22963

(434) 842-3150


Pleasant Grove history is associated with many of the “founding families” of Fluvanna County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Over one hundred and fifty years ago, William Douglas Haden purchased property which today is simply known as Pleasant Grove Park. The 1854 Pleasant Grove House is the only one of its kind seen from the road along Highway 53. Although much like many other contemporary houses in Virginia in plan, its place in the County’s agrarian landscape and its role in the County’s social and economic history are significant. Pleasant Grove was a vibrant and active farming operation, producing wheat, corn, oats and tobacco. Plantations similar to Pleasant Grove depended on the Rivanna bateaux and canal boats to transport harvested tobacco crops and the locally milled corn, wheat, and oat flour downriver to Richmond markets and warehouses. Pleasant Grove House Museum (FREE Admission) Visitors can tour the 1854 home, browse the exhibit galleries or visit our reading room to learn more about Fluvanna's history at 271 Pleasant Grove Drive, Palmyra, VA 22963. Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm New hours starting January 1, 2020 Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2pm The facility hours of operation vary from season to season so please call us at 434-589-2016 for more information or to schedule a group visit.



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