Welcome to the
Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast in the urban waterfront
village of Hampton, Virginia.
Come to relax, renew, romance and enjoy the ambiance of this warm home assured to make your stay a memorable one. Experience our hospitality, our historic property, and our unique location, centrally located on the southeastern tip of the Virginia peninsula on the Chesapeake Bay .
During your stay at the Magnolia House, you will
experience American history firsthand by living in a home that was constructed in the
1880's for William Walker Scott, a harbor pilot and entreprenuer. Under stately magnolia
trees, this structure is a wonderful example of Queen Anne style Late
Have a look and catch the feel of our property and our style. We hope you will notice the attention to detail that makes our bed and breakfast special---from the comfortable furnishings to the richly restored interior finishes. The Magnolia House is warm and welcoming to all.
Full Gourmet Breakfast
Central Cooling and Heating
Terry Cloth Robes and Slippers
Free Wi-Fi Access
Conference Room for Small Meetings
Suite with King Size Bed and Spa Tub Room
Rooms with Queen Sized Beds
Off Street Parking
William Walker Scott married Cora Francis in the late 1800's at Fort
Monroe on Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Va. William served on the Chesapeake Bay as a harbor
pilot for forty-five years before retiring in 1928. He became notable for his chain of
theaters on the Peninsula.
The Scotts were a family of note in Hampton and this house was a showcase for their accumulated wealth and lifestyle.
During their time, the wealth and social status the family achieved was visibly demonstrated in their home. This home is an excellent example of late Victorian, Queen Anne architecture.
William Scott died in 1933 and Cora remained in the home until her death in 1950. After her passing, the Magnolia House was subdivided into five apartments with few changes to the building. The house accommodated tenants from 1950 to 1997 until John and Karen Glass bought the property.
The Glasses renovated the common areas to its original splendor and opened a restaurant/tea room and antique business. They were responsible for placing the Magnolia House on the National Register of Historic Places for its beautiful Queen Anne style architecture. Their business flourished until 2004, when we (Joyce and Lankford Blair) purchased the Magnolia House for our love of this homes beautiful architecture. We are the first owners to actually live in the house for over fifty years. We've brought the Magnolia House back to its original purpose as a comfortable home.
Things to See and Do:
|While away from home, at our serene bed & breakfast, take advantage of our proximity to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach . We are perfect for tourist, business, convention center, and military travelers. Consider us for visiting family or friends to the area and visits to Hampton University and other area universities. Also conveniently close to the Woodlands and Hamptons golf courses and Hampton's boating piers.|
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