De Witt Cottage
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De Witt Cottage
De Witt Cottage
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De Witt Cottage seen from the front
De Witt Cottage is located in Virginia
De Witt Cottage
De Witt Cottage is located in the US
De Witt Cottage
Location 1106 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, Virginia
Coordinates 36°50?25?N 75°58?22?W / 36.84028°N 75.97278°W / 36.84028; -75.97278Coordinates: 36°50?25?N 75°58?22?W / 36.84028°N 75.97278°W / 36.84028; -75.97278
Area less than one acre
Built 1895 (1895), 1917
Architectural style Late Victorian, Queen Anne
NRHP reference # 88000748[1]
VLR # 134-0066
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 16, 1988
Designated VLR April 19, 1988[2]

De Witt Cottage, also known as Holland Cottage and Wittenzand, is a historic home located at Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was built in 1895, and is a two-story, "L" shaped oceanfront brick cottage surrounded on three sides by a one-story porch. It has Queen Anne style decorative detailing. It has a full basement and hipped roof with dormers. A second floor was added to the kitchen wing in 1917. The de Witt family continuously occupied the house as a permanent residence from 1909 to 1988.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

Since 1995 the cottage has been home to the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum.[4] The museum displays include bird decoys, bird art and sculptures, vintage shotguns, hunting memorabilia, and a pictorial history of Virginia Beach.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ Michael B. Newbill (February 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: De Witt Cottage" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ Reed, Bio (22 September 1995). "Duck in Some Time; Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum has Grand Opening Saturday". The Virginian-Pilot. 

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