Menokin
Historic SitesHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Menokin's mission is to use the historic ruin and the surrounding built and natural environments to transcend the traditional house museum experience. We use contemporary methods to create opportunities for the public to contemplate and explore the building of America. This National Historic Landmark includes hiking trails, a kayak launch, Visitors Center, and more.
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Jennifer R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Two friends and I took the Revolutionary Women’s Tour. It is a new tour and was very engaging. We learned about Indigenous women, enslaved women and about the women who lived in the Menokin house. A tour of what remains of the house was fascinating and how they are restoring the house is respectful of the history. Whitney, our guide, was so enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable of the history. I was also very impressed with the descendant project where the staff is doing what they can to find information about the enslaved and their descendants who had lived at Menokin. I would highly recommend Menokin for the history and there are lots of walking trails as well.
Written 29 March 2023
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Barb G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
This visit was exceptional. Our Tour Guide and Educator - Whitney - was Awesome, providing valuable information about the Women of the Revolutionary War. The house - which is being restored and researched and shown in this picture - was really interesting and the Glass House Project is going do this house from long ago the Justice it deserves. This is a well worth the time trip. Definitely recommend! Congrats to the staff - Clarice - in particular in addition to Whitney for treating the topic of slavery and the descendants with sensitivity. Looking forward to seeing how this project unfolds.
Written 29 March 2023
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malinda g
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
The staff members today, 4/12/2022, were excellent, extremely informative and personable. My 3 sisters and I were so pleased with the entire exhibit, inside and outside. We loved the concept of the project and the vision of the future.
Written 12 April 2022
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Brandon Gerding
Lima, OH961 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
At first I was disappointed that the house wasn't encased in glass. But then I thought how cool it was to see this property before it was and definitely want to revisit and see it after the glass project. Definitely was a hidden gem that I enjoyed visiting.
Written 23 June 2020
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Ann H
Urbanna, VA1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We enjoyed our visit here. There is a story told of the original inhabitants of the house, and there is a preservation story going on now. The docents were interesting. We are glad we went!
Written 8 November 2019
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HT Hinson
Farnham, VA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Tour of this place in history is a must see when you are in this area of the Northern Neck in America!! visit website @menokin.org.
Written 19 October 2019
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MDhereandthere
Bethesda, MD63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This was our first trip to the Northern Neck, and we did not know anything about Menokin before visiting. We're glad we came. It's not easy to find, but well worth the trip, in particular the hard hat tour of the restoration-in-progress.

The visitors center is a good introduction to the history of the property. Being able to see in detail--and touch--wood trim, windows, doors, and other stored and catalogued artifacts from the original house is fascinating. It's remarkable how well they have been preserved, considering their age.

The hard hat tour is well worth the $15 fee. Walking through and around the building allows you to see masonry (brick and stone), carpentry, stucco, and roofing from the original structure, and gives a good glimpse of the construction methods of a bygone era. The planned work will restore existing areas of the original building, and will have structural glass walls and flooring for the other areas. It will be a creative design that respects the original without artificially rebuilding what is missing.
Written 8 September 2019
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Thank you for visiting and for the great review. Much appreciated!
Written 9 September 2019
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Newport718
Charlottesville, VA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A fascinating historical site, in the process of a creative preservation effort. Interesting exhibits and photographs, and very enthusiastic staff...very much worth the visit! We were happy to help support the preservation work with purchases from the gift store.
Written 4 September 2019
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Thank you for coming and for the positive review!
Written 6 September 2019
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Kathleenreed
Montross, VA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
This is the third time we have visited Menokin. Each time we have visited, we have seen more progress. The well told stories of the house and land are a part of our revolutionary history. Putting the pieces together offers the guest the opportunity to experience first hand what life was like in the 18th century. We took our teenaged cousins with us this time. While the visitor center offered so much information, the house itself gave us incite about construction and uses of the different parts of the house. We have visited many historic sites. Each one is interesting-this one stands out as unique. We plan to take the hard hat tour in the very near future.
Written 20 August 2019
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Thank you so much for coming and for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor! - the Menokin Staff
Written 21 August 2019
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PathfinderMark
Laurel, MD140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Birdhouses, stained glass, solar paper craft, indigo dying, and even REAL home brick making! It was a great day! They offered free hard hat tours (normally only $15) of the really unusual ruins project (we arrived too late to get it into our schedule).

They even have five geocaches (that is why we originally came)!

We plan to come back again, maybe for the annual Makers’ Event!
Written 20 June 2019
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Thanks for the review! We were so happy with the turnout and that everyone of every age had something to engage in and enjoy. We are already planning next year's event!
Written 21 June 2019
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