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 | Tuckahoe Plantation

By historicrichmondadmin | January 31, 2018

*This is a MEMBERS ONLY tour Tuckahoe Plantation is a National Historic Landmark and considered to be one of the finest early 18th century plantation homes in America. The unique H-frame construction house, with it’s elaborate cornices, alcoves, staircases and domed ceilings was the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson. The one room school house that still…

Quoit Club | Mobleux

By historicrichmondadmin | January 31, 2018

Originally the Saunders Station post office, this building was built in 1937 as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Work Progress Administration (WPA). Today, Mobleux a software development company, is headquartered in the building with modern meeting spaces, offices, and a theater. In the lobby, original PO boxes still remain and a high resolution photograph of…

Quoit Club | Elwood Thompson’s

By historicrichmondadmin | January 31, 2018

Originally the Higgins Medical Offices, this circular landmark in the museum district is known for its 1950’s midcentury modern architecture. The building was designed by David Yerkes and the landscape was designed by landscape architect, Charles Gillette. This site not only had an impact architecturally, but was one of the first doctors’ offices to open…

Quoit Club Membership Drive |The HandCraft Building

By historicrichmondadmin | January 31, 2018

Annual Quoit Club Membership Drive The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining the 2018 Quoit Club season. Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407 Originally the Binswanger Glass Company factory, the building is an example of Modern-style architecture in Richmond. Binswanger & Company was founded in Richmond in…

Quoit Club | 3210 Seminary Avenue

By historicrichmondadmin | June 13, 2017

3210 Seminary Ave. | The Gilliam Watt House *This event is a Members-Only event   Single tickets may not be purchased Event is free for Quoit Club members No stiletto heals may be worn in the home Street parking is available on the even numbered side of Seminary Avenue The Gilliam Watt House, located at 3210…

Quoit Club | Tektonics Design Group

By historicrichmondadmin | June 12, 2017

Event is free for members. Single Tickets: $20

Quoit Club | St. John’s Church

By historicrichmondadmin | June 12, 2017

St. John’s Church was the first church built in the city of Richmond. It was completed in 1741 as part of the Henrico Parish, established in 1611. William Byrd II, founder of the city of Richmond, donated the land and timber to build the church. The graveyard is the site of the first public cemetery…

Quoit Club | Maymont Mansion

By historicrichmondadmin | May 5, 2017

In 1886, James and Sallie Dooley acquired farmland on the banks of the James River, where they planned to build a new home. Their architect, Edgerton Stewart Rogers (1860-1901), born and educated in Rome, combined the Romanesque Revival style with the picturesque Queen Anne for the Dooley residence. By 1893, the Dooleys were living in…

Quoit Club | 1812 Monument Avenue

By historicrichmondadmin | May 5, 2017

This home of quiet elegance was designed by noted architect Claude Howell. Constructed in 1925, it was originally used as a SFH, and later converted a office space and apartments. It was recently renovated by the current owner into the stunning, spacious house you see today, and is currently for sale. Guests will have the…

Quoit Club | 508 St. James Street

By historicrichmondadmin | February 1, 2017

508 St. James Street was built in 1915. Designed by Charles Thaddeus Russell, one of Virginia’s first black architects, this house served as the home of prominent African-American physician, Dr. William Henry Hughes. The property later became the Negro Training Center for the Blind; it was the only public school for blind African Americans in…

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