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Berkeley Plantation

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Address: 12602 Harrison Landing Rd, On Virginia Route 5, Charles City, VA 23030-3339
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First settled in 1619, this historic estate is the birthplace of Benjamin...

First settled in 1619, this historic estate is the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the American Declaration of Indepenence, and his son William Henry, who later became president of the United States.

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Electric Bike Tour to Historical Berkeley Plantation with Lunch
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Abundant grounds, fascinating history, and beautiful views

Berkeley Plantation was not crowded on this gorgeously warm February Saturday, but it should have been. We had an excellent time getting acquainted with the mansion, grounds, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Berkeley Plantation was not crowded on this gorgeously warm February Saturday, but it should have been. We had an excellent time getting acquainted with the mansion, grounds, and a boatload of history. Fun to watch the occasional boat go by on the James River too. A relaxing way to spend a few hours.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour of the plantation in February 2017--we have visited Shirley Plantation before and this is equally as good. The lady who guided us through was extremely knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions that we might have. The tour included the first floor of the house which was lovely and the basement which was somewhat of a museum with... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This site celebrates the first Thanksgiving, which occurred in 1619, a full year before the celebration at Plymouth. Sorry Massachusetts, Virginia has the claim to this one.

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this plantation in January 26, 2017. We arrived when it opened - 10:30am in the winter season. I believe the cost per person was $12 which included a tour of the home and you could walk around the grounds on your own. Our tour guide was Clarence and he was great - knowledgeable and great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and another couple made our first visit to Berkeley Plantation and had a great time. The guide (Clarence) was excellent -- very knowledgeable and great personality. You get to see the entire first floor and basement of the mansion, but the upper floors are off limits -- still used by the family -- but it is... More 

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Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Absolutely loved the grounds of this Plantation. It gently slopes to the James River and you can take a leisurely stroll on their property. The first Thanksgiving was at this site (ongoing debate with Massachusertts I'm sure). It's the ancestoral home of 2 American presidents. And "Taps" was composed here. You can walk to that monument . The tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My wife and I found this to be a delightful attraction, exceeding our expectations. The old plantation house and outbuildings are beautifully situated along the James River. The tour is well worth taking. The guide was extremely well informed, and unlike so many historic tours, this one was history brought to life, with lively anecdotes delivered in an amusing and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stumbled upon this site when we were in the area; we had not planned on visiting, but were so pleased we did go. This plantation was owned by one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Harrison family also gave the USA two presidents. During the Civil War the plantation was occupied by Union troops and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Berkeley plantation is a prime location for a medium size wedding. It is BEAUTIFUL. (See photo) The grass is lush, the paths are well maintained, the water is clean and clear. Though the wedding I attended got rained on, it passed quickly and left the grounds looking lush and happy, and SO GREEN. It really is lovely.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Fascinating tour of an historic plantation house along the James River. Home to a signer of the Declaration of Independence and birthplace of our 9th president, William Henry Harrison. The mansion itself is well-restored and the grounds are lovely. Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable. Hard to imagine that the 1st ten presidents all walked on the same pine floors... More 

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