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What You'll Get
History museums’ acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today’s Groupon to Wilton House Museum. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get admission for two (a $20 value).
- For $29, you get a one-year Founder-level family membership for up to five (a $65 value).<p>
Commanding the banks of the James River, Wilton House Museum recalls the baroque trappings of colonial America and shelters an authentic collection of 18th- and 19th-century furnishings, textiles, and ceramics within its stately, Georgian-style walls. Carefully transported to its current location by The Commonwealth of Virginia in 1933, the Wilton House Museum is Richmond’s only 18th-century public plantation house. Among the estate’s distinguished guests were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Admission to the museum includes a one-hour tour of the house, which was built circa 1753 by William Randolph III to harvest his extensive tobacco crop. A Founder-level membership for five includes free, unlimited membership to the museum for a year. Additionally, families receive a 10% discount at the gift shop, an annual calendar and quarterly newsletter, four free guest passes, and discounts toward special events and programs such as kid-friendly summer camps and summer-friendly kid camps.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 25, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Must activate membership by 7/25/12, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Wilton House Museum
Having stood its ground against those who wanted to tear it down, Wilton House serves as a symbol of the Colonial American spirit in more ways than one. Built in 1753 as the main house on a 2,000-acre plantation, the structure serves as a steadfast example of Georgian architecture. It’s the home of more than 1,400 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century objects and artifacts, including documents signed by founding fathers and US presidents. Wilton even played host to the likes of Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, and George Washington’s white-wig-wearing foxhound. In addition to daily tours, the museum staff hosts events, such as lecture series, concerts, and seasonal exhibits.