D.V. Venevitinov's memorial estate can be called the little jewel of the Voronezh region. Many generations of the Venevitinovs - the famous noble family whose name was one of the oldest in Voronezh - spent their life here. It has its roots in the days of the medieval fortress of Voronezh, in people who guarded its frontiers.
The Memorial Estate is the only museum in Russia dedicated to the poet, philosopher and critic of the 19th century - to Dmitry Vladimirovich Venevitinov. The building of the manor has a literary exposition which tells the story of a noble Russian estate culture of the 18th and 19th centuries, the life and work of the poet, and other outstanding people. The museum has some portraits depicting the family members, famous people, copies of manuscripts and numerous archival documents, including those from the Venevitinovs' fund.
Nowadays, the museum opened doors again after extensive renovation which began in 2010. The updated exposure of the manor recreates the unique atmosphere of noble home and involves visitors into the time when the fortress of Voronezh was founded and in the age of Peter the Great, and then, into the world of romance and high poetry of the 19th century.
On the ground floor you can find the history of the estate represented in photographs and genuine objects. There is the layout of the estate dated to the 18th century which gives the chance to have a virtual walk across the whole manor grounds. In addition, there you can see the open brickwork of the masonry vaults and arches dated to the 18th century which were elaborately restored in 2011.