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Avoca Museum


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About Us

Avoca, the principal architectural and cultural landmark of the Town of Altavista, Virginia is an American Queen Anne-style house. It was designed by architect J.M.B. Lewis and built in 1901. Designated a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Avoca is the site of Revolutionary Patriot Colonel Charles Lynch, Final resting place of Civil War Brigadier General James Dearing, and home of the Fauntleroy Family. The property was donated to the Town of Altavista in 1981 and was restored beginning in 1991 by the Lane Company and Country Living Magazine. In addition to hosting historical exhibits the museum promotes community engagement through different events both recreational and educational. We also host weddings on the grounds of the estate.

Avoca Museum and Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets the cultural and natural history of the Altavista area and of Campbell County for education and enjoyment.


Volunteer Opportunities at Avoca Museum
Category: Non-Profit and Social Services
Internship and Volunteer Opportunities Avoca Museum and Historical Society is currently seeking interns and volunteers to assist in a variety of tasks at the museum. We have several different opportunities. If any of these areas interest you, please contact Executive Director Caleb Lafoon at: Docents Docents conduct guided tours of the Museum for groups of students and more
Phone:(434) 369-1076