A very historic location, a bit over priced but worth a visit, the history is amazing. The grounds are well preserved. Ample parking but a hike to the restrooms.
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We've been living in the area for 10 years and we're now just checking this place out. Just driving up, you'll notice out gorgeous the grounds are. With a ticket, you're able to take a guided tour of the inside of the plantation. The family...More
This property, which is occupied by the 11th and 12th generation on the upper floors reminds us how difficult it is to keep these old places going. This is a perfect stop for someone who only needs a "modest" experience -- we killed about 45...More
Shirley Plantation is set up to resemble the time when it was a working plantation. The tour is basically self guided, except for the house where you can only tour the first floor. The house is still occupied by the family, so the rest of...More
We had a very knowledgeable tour guide of the Shirley Plantation. We arrived about an hour prior to the start of our tour and explored the out buildings on the grounds. The claim by the plantation is it is the longest continually operating family business...More
There are several historical buildings to see before going to the house. You must pay for the tour (as expected) and be part of a group tour. The family still lives in the house so you only see the first floor. Our tour guide was...More
Loved this plantation. So neat that family still lives there. All the information in the buildings were very nicely done. Highly recommend!
Beautiful historic estate and property on the James River. The guided tour of the home was excellent and conducted by a very informative and pleasant gentleman.
Of the three plantations on the garden week tour I found this home to be most interesting. First because it is still owned by the Cater family, the original owners, and also because of it's unusual design. Situated on the river with several period out...More
This was our first stop in a visit to a series of plantations along the banks of the Charles River, about mid-way between Richmond and Williamsburg, VA. It's a good entry point, being the oldest plantation in Virginia, and also the only one that is...More