RECREATION & PARKS
Armour House & Gardens at Meadowview Park
This Victorian style home is located directly behind Arthur Ashe Elementary School. The surrounding property boasts a scenic walking trail, tennis courts, a garden, flowing fountain surrounded by arbors with blooming vines, and children’s gardens and play areas.
Available for rent, The Armour House and Gardens is an ideal setting for small gatherings, celebrations, meetings, or retreats. A large shelter facility with a fireplace is also available for rent. A variety of classes and events are offered for both children and adults throughout the year.
Hours of Operation
Rental & Program Hours
Hiking/ Nature Trail
Open Play Area
Click here to view programs held at The Armour House & Gardens at Meadowview Park.
To view a complete list of Recreation programs and register online, visit HCRP Connect.
Registration is required in advance for all programs with a fee.
Armour House Holiday Extravaganza
Sun, Dec 14, 2:30- 5pm
Enjoy decorations of the season and a holiday tree adorned with period ornaments as you tour The Armour House, circa 1917. Children's craft activities, refreshments, and your favorite holiday songs presented by local school chorus groups are all a part of this rich holiday experience. Henrico History Explorers program participants will receive a stamp for their passport. Information: 343-3506.
Sunday Afternoon with the Classics
Enjoy a multimedia presentation and have an opportunity to get up close and personal with examples of the Model T and Model A automobiles. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Ford’s Ladies: The Model T & A Automobiles
Sun, Apr 19, 2-3:30pm
Rain date: Sun, Apr 26, 2-3:30pm
Named the world’s most influential cars of the 20th century, Henry Ford’s Model T and Model A automobiles are regarded as the first affordable vehicles that opened travel up to the middle-class American. Over 19 million were purchased between 1908 and 1932. Morris Cameron of the Richmond Region AACA will be your tour guide for an
afternoon immersion into the mobilization of America and these unique automobiles!
The following spaces are available for rent:
- The first floor of house is comprised of 2 rooms and a sunroom and has a maximum capacity of 50 individuals standing and 30 seated. Rental of the first floor includes use of the kitchen.
- The beautiful gardens feature an incredible fountain and patio area perfect for any event. The maximum capacity for the house and gardens is 125 individuals.
The parking lot has 90 spaces.
- Sample Room Diagrams
- Armour House and Gardens Facility Reservation Guide
- Facility Rental Application-Individual
- Facility Rental Application-Organization
Edmund Christian built the house at Meadowview in 1915. On the park grounds, archeologists identified two prehistoric American Indian sites. In the 19th century, Chief Justice John Marshall’s Chickahominy Farm was located nearby. The Armour family sold the property to Henrico County in 1999.