Riddick's Folly House Museum, Suffolk

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Riddick House, also known as Riddicks Folly, is a historic home located at Suffolk, Virginia. It was built in 1837, and is a 2 1/2-story, five bay by four bay, Greek Revival style brick townhouse. The front facade features a one-story diastyle Doric order portico with a triangular pediment supported by two fluted columns and two plain pilasters. It also has a one-story tetrastyle portico added across the south end in 1905. During the American Civil War, General John J. Peck and his staff maintained Union Army staff headquarters in the house.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It is located in the Suffolk Historic District.
Riddick's Folly is open as a historic house museum.
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  • I went to Riddick’s Folly in hopes of a pleasant look around. Holy cow this was one of the best tours! Edward King shared the history of the house and the residents. It was fascinating! His passion, w...  more »
  • Edward Lee King, who is the curator of Riddick’s Folly, gave us the most in-depth museum tour we have ever been on! There are many period pieces collected to fill out the rooms along with original Rid...  more »
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  • Mr. Lee was an excellent tour guide. His sweet spirit and gentle sense of humor kept my boys and I interested and happy. We loved learning all about the Riddock family and the stories of what it was like during the Civil War. Amazing history that you can visible see. I highly recommend this tour. My boys are ages 8, 10, and 11. They knew not to touch anything unless Mr. Lee told them they could. And Mr. Lee kept them engaged and interested.
  • Best tour ever! We have toured historical sites all over the country and this is by far the best one ever. Our gide was AMAZING. He has made this home so historically accurate and has put his whole heart into the preservation of this site. A must see!
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