The Hill House Museum is closed for tours due to its continued restoration projects. It should re-open late Summer 2018. Continue to watch Facebook and the webpage for updates, and email us if you have any questions.
the Gardens at
Historic Hill House Museum
221 North Street, Portsmouth, VA
May 13, 2018
(Inclement weather: tea will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church 424 Washington Street)
Enjoy a hot or cold cup/glass of tea, scones, tea-sandwiches, and desserts
$25 for PHA members
(proceeds go toward the continued restoration)
Payment options: Online (PayPal), check, mail
757.714.3223 or email..firstname.lastname@example.org
To reserve your seat or questions
It seems the Hamilton “Fever” is bigger than what we ever imagined. WVEC, Channel13 News contacted the Museum and filmed a story about the letter as well as what is going on at the Hill House. Also, a video is embedded in the Virginian-Pilot article published on Sunday. Attached are both links for your viewing pleasure.
Alexander Hamilton at the Hill House. The Hamilton letter owned by PHA is being auctioned off in March. Check out the link below on the article from the front page of the Virginian-Pilot for more information.
While Grandma Collins and the Music Room are being restored the current furnishings, paintings, rugs, and other miscellaneous items are stored in the front parlors of the Museum. As you can see we do not lack for furniture. So, we have asked ourselves can we squeeze in anything else? However, we will remember where everything goes.
Continue to watch us on Facebook as the rooms transform or call/email to set-up a visit to see it in person.
Recently, a piece of wood was found in a drawer, and on it has a description of its’ origin. The wood is described as follows: “A piece of wood from a window framing in the house in which the Emperor Napoleon 1st lived and died at St. Helena…” The Longwood House was the final residence of Napoleon Bonaparte, during his exile on the island of St. Helena, from December 10, 1815 until his death on May 5, 1821.
Learn more about Longwood House on St. Helena click on this link
This is the time of year when we invite our members to renew membership dues, and invite new members to join the Portsmouth Historical Association. Your dues go to support a community-minded and non-profit organization. You contribute to the preservation of Portsmouth’s historical documents and artifacts, and to the maintenance of Portsmouth’s only historical house museum, The Hill House. The Portsmouth Historical Association is a 501(c)(3) organization and your membership dues are tax deductible.
If you like what we’re doing, and would like to help us continue, please renew your membership or join, and consider encouraging a friend or neighbor to join.
Choose your level of support:
You can renew your membership, join, or make a contribution through Paypal on the website, email us, or mail your payment to the Hill House Museum. Email: email@example.com
President of the Portsmouth Historical Association
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Hill House Museum with garden greens and Hill Family decorations. Thanks to everyone who is helping make the museum festive for our holiday event. If interested in heightening your holiday spirit and seeing the decorations join us for our Holiday Tea on December 10th. To reserve your seat call David @ 757-714-3223.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the fundraising efforts toward the restoration of the dining room knife boxes. They have been restored and returned back to the museum and look amazing. Please stop by check and them out.
The Portsmouth Historical Association is selling prints of Views of Norfolk and Portsmouth. The views depict both cities prior to the Civil War. It measures 24 x 30 and on a heavy cardstock paper. It is ready to be framed or can be hung on your wall as is. It comes shrink wrapped in cardboard and is $35. If interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.