Historic Richmond's Quoit Club

Where History & Architecture Meet for Conversation & Cocktails


Want to get on the guest list for some of the most exciting social engagements in Richmond? Membership in the Quoit Club gets you an all-access pass to the past, with members-only tours inside some of the most interesting buildings and locations in the city. You’ll mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history, architecture and culture. Part Happy Hour and part field trip, there’s nothing quite like a Quoit Club event.

Traditionally, quoits was a game played during the 1820s and 1840s with steel rings and metal spikes--think 19th century horseshoes. Through social gatherings, the Quoit Club supports Historic Richmond’s mission by engaging its members in caring about and for our distinctive built environment: past, present and future.

The season runs from March until October of each year; events are typically scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. Members must be at least 21 years of age.

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Quoit Club | 1717 Innovation Center (MEMBERS ONLY)

By historicrichmondadmin | January 24, 2019

Based out of a 100 year-old, 5-story heavy-timber former tobacco warehouse in the growing Shockoe Bottom region, the 1717 Innovation Center is a community-driven business incubator, housing the non-profit Start-Up Virginia. This 5-story heavy-timber tobacco warehouse in Shockoe Bottom is home to Capital One’s Future Edge program, which facilitates investment in local businesses and mentoring…

Quoit Club | Laburnum House

By historicrichmondadmin | January 24, 2019

This Georgian Revival style mansion was built for Joseph Bryan and was considered one of the most luxurious residences in Richmond at the time of its completion in 1908.The Bryan’s Laburnum estate was originally well over 100 acres and is the namesake for Laburnum Park. The most impressive exterior feature of the building is a…

Quoit Club | Richmond Ballet

By historicrichmondadmin | January 24, 2019

The Richmond Ballet moved into their current space in 2000 after a major renovation. Previously, the building had been a manufacturing facility for Reynolds Metals and featured all of the heavy concrete and rough edges one would expect to find in a 1920’s industrial building.  Rather than covering up these rough edges, the new design…

Quoit Club | Fairfield- Private Home (MEMBERS ONLY)

By historicrichmondadmin | January 24, 2019

211 Ross Road Fairfield was originally known as Rocky Mills when it stood in Hanover County from the middle of the 18th century until it was moved to Henrico County in the 1920s. It is a mansion with great presence distinguished by bold classical elements combined with a traditional Georgian plan, paneling, and brickwork. Of…

Quoit Club Membership Drive | Virginia Museum of History and Culture

By historicrichmondadmin | January 24, 2019

The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining the 2019 season. Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407. The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society—a private, non-profit organization. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the…

Quoit Club | Edgar Allan Poe Museum

By historicrichmondadmin | January 31, 2018

Known as the Old Stone House, this building is the oldest original building in Richmond. The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, now Preservation Virginia, saved the building from destruction in 1913 and loaned it to the Poe Foundation for use as a Poe Museum which opened in 1922. Beginning in 1927, the surrounding…

Quoit Club | Ellen Glasgow House

By historicrichmondadmin | January 31, 2018

*This is a MEMBERS ONLY tour Originally built for Richmond tobacco merchant David Branch in 1841, the Ellen Glasgow House takes its name from the author Ellen Glasgow, whose family bought the house in 1887. Glasgow, who lived in the house until her death in 1945, was a well-known Southern novelist and one of few…

Quoit Club | White House of the Confederacy

By historicrichmondadmin | January 31, 2018

Built in 1818 as the John Brockenbrough Mansion, the house is commemorating its 200th anniversary this year and is one of the finer examples of Federal architecture in Richmond. Over the years, it has served many roles, most famously that of Executive Mansion of Jefferson Davis and his family from 1861-1865. While those four years…

Quoit Club | Richmond Railway Museum

By historicrichmondadmin | January 31, 2018

The Hull Street Station was built in 1915 and operated until 1957 when Southern Railway donated the building to the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in 1982 and the Richmond Railroad Museum was established. A Railway Express car was moved to the property 1987 and was used as “the museum” until…

Quoit Club | Church Hill Walking Tour

By historicrichmondadmin | January 31, 2018

***NOTE CHANGE** Church Hill Walking Tour *Members-Only Tour This Walking Tour is for Quoit Club Members Only Tour lead by guides from The Richmond Tour Guys We will meet at St. John’s Mews at Historic Richmond’s Pilot block. Experience the birthplace of a city while meandering through 240 years of architecture in Richmond’s oldest residential neighborhood.…

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