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Westover Plantation

7000 Westover Rd, Charles City, VA 23030-3329
+1 804-829-2882
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A lovely ramble

Since the house itself is occupied by a family, it is not open. However, the grounds are totally... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Stunning grounds!

The house was not open to the public. It seems it's open only once or twice a year. But the grounds... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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7000 Westover Rd, Charles City, VA 23030-3329
+1 804-829-2882
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Since the house itself is occupied by a family, it is not open. However, the grounds are totally worth a ramble and what a beautiful view of the wide wonderful James River. The fee was only $5 and worth every penny. The outbuildings are all...More

Thank Baltomania
Reviewed 4 days ago

The house was not open to the public. It seems it's open only once or twice a year. But the grounds are open daily and they are stunning. A beautiful view of the river, elegant gardens and some out buildings. The mature trees are wonderful....More

Thank mom22militarymen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Virginia is so full of history and Westover Plantation is one of those treasured gems. The house is only open during certain points of the year, but you can take a grounds tour on most days throughout the year. Check their Facebook page for occasional...More

Thank Laura_Van_Blaricom
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Westover is one of the historic James River Plantation homes. Understanding the background and history of these locations is key to understanding US history of the period. The house is not normally open for tours but the grounds and gardens (which are quiet lovely) are...More

Thank AgeOldDinosaur
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Westover is apparently open to the public only twice a year. We were allowed to tour a few rooms of the house as part of the annual Virginia Garden Week. The grounds and location on the James River are impressive as is the house. The...More

Thank 3Eagles
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this personal tour of their private plantation home. I appreciate them opening up their family home to us and taking time out of their time to share their knowledge.

Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was our second trip to Westover Plantation. The home is only open for special occasions, but we like to walk the grounds. This time we packed a picnic and sat out by the water. There is a 5$ fee, but even state parks charge...More

Thank 148Laura
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Lovely home next to Berkeley. We were lucky it was open for a special day, still a residence of the owners. Nice mix of old and new with a unique history with Benedict Arnold, and later with Union troops in the Civil War.

Thank yahootraveler64
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We visited 4 plantations in this area and I can't really pick a favorite. They were all excellent! What a vivid display of history and a fascinating way of life.Westover requires appointments for interior viewing and we did not do this. But the grounds, in...More

1  Thank onthroadagain121
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Even though you can't go inside the house, I highly recommend stopping at this estate. The gardens are beautiful, the rest of the grounds are lovely and the house's exterior is worth seeing. This was my friends favorite stop on our tour of the James...More

2  Thank Erin R
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Hello, My name is Rebecca Selden I am curious to how my family name fits into this property . My father had mentioned it to me when I was a young girl , at the time I had little interest in such things . If anyone has any information on this topic please respond . Thanks in advance ! Rebecca L. Selden
16 September 2015|
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Response from Samara2008 |
John Selden was an owner of Westover Plantation from 1829-1862.