Clarke-Palmore House Museum

904 McCoul Street | Henrico, VA   23231 | (804) 652-3411

The Clarke-Palmore House Museum is located high atop historic Marion Hill in Henrico County. The Museum interprets the story of the Palmore family who lived on a small farm in 1930. Like other farm families living through the Great Depression, the Palmore family struggled to make a living during tough economic times. The museum is open for special programs, events, and by appointment.

Hours of Operation

Open by appointment only. Please call (804) 652-3411 to schedule an appointment.

Picnic Area Picnic Area

View the Recreation programs held at Clarke-Palmore House Museum.

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.

Free Programs

History Investigators: Clarke-Palmore
Sat, Oct 8, 10-11am
Ages 8-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Join the History Investigators as we discover the stories, secrets and treasures of our historic sites. Your job will be to find objects hidden in plain site,determine the use of strange contraptions and go on a hunt to solve a mystery at 1820 Clarke-Palmore residence. Registration is required and can be completed here. Information:


Helpful Links

Park Map
Historic Preservation


Built in stages beginning in 1819, John Clarke purchased the property in 1855 and added the second story. His daughter Estelle and her husband John Palmore added the clapboard section in 1910. In 1999, Vera Morton, daughter of John and Estelle Palmore, donated the house and 12 acres to the County. National Register Historic Site.

Special Features

Historic Site

Photo Gallery