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Magnolia House
Bed & Breakfast

Hampton, Virginia

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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 Victorian architecture.

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.

Features and Amenities

Spacious Rooms
Full Gourmet Breakfast

Private Bathrooms
Central Cooling and Heating
Luxury Linens
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

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The History of The Magnolia House

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.

We welcome all guests for a respite in this
elegant structure.

Magnolia House
Bed & Breakfast

232 S. Armistead Avenue
Hampton, Virginia 23669
Fax: 757-722-9888
Email: stay@maghousehampton.com
Homepage: www.maghousehampton.com
Innkeepers: Joyce & Lankford Blair

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