Historic Richmond's Quoit Club

Where History & Architecture Meet for Conversation & Cocktails

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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.

Sign up for the upcoming 2022 season, here!

More details soon on where we will tour!

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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.…

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…

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