Built in 1822 by William Winfree, Magnolia Grange is named after the circle of magnolia trees that once graced its front lawn. It was originally part of a large land grant to John Worsham in 1691.
Noted for its distinctive architecture, Magnolia Grange contains elaborate ceiling medallions as well as sophisticated carvings on mantels, doorways, and window enframements. Careful paint restoration has been executed through wood graining and marbelizing. Scenic wallpaper by Zuber and carpeting of the period combine with authentic furnishings to return the house to the 1820s.
The families who have called Magnolia Grange home - the Winfrees, and later the DuVals and the Cogbills – have all made important contributions to life in Chesterfield County and Virginia. The house is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Magnolia Grange holds several special events annually that are open to the public. Haunted Lantern Tours are held in October that offer historic ghost stories, period vignettes and children’s crafts activities. In December the annual Christmas Open House provides visitors an opportunity to see the house decorated as it would have been in the 19th century and children can get their picture taken with Santa. There are period Historic Teas offered throughout the year with a unique topic and guest speakers.