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Berkeley Plantation

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Address: 12602 Harrison Landing Rd, On Virginia Route 5, Charles City, VA 23030-3339
Phone Number: +1 888-466-6018
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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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One of the Best Tours Ever

My husband and two tween sons visited Berkeley Plantation a few days before Thanksgiving; we loved it. Our tour guide was an incredible storyteller. Our first 10 U.S. presidents... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vienna, Virginia
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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and two tween sons visited Berkeley Plantation a few days before Thanksgiving; we loved it. Our tour guide was an incredible storyteller. Our first 10 U.S. presidents lived or visited here, and Lincoln visited 1,400 Union troops occupying Berkeley during the Civil War. He had anecdotes about many of the famous occupants, including Thomas Jefferson, who helped redesign... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful plantation. Too bad that slave labor contributed to it's grandeur. With that said, the outside grounds are beautiful, with a tremendous view of the James River. The oppulance of the house is without question. You are seeing how the elite slave owners lived.

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Andalusia, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy day, so we didn't get to tour all of the grounds, but the history in this house was enough to make it a great experience. It would have been nice to be able to take pictures inside though.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views in the fall and spring. Take a walk back in time. The grounds were great and the class had space to spread out on the lawn and sketch wonderful photos. I would recommend

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on the day when the first Thanksgiving is celebrated at Berkeley. There, it pre-dates the traditional Thanksgiving in MA by one year. The house tour is interesting and worth the time and the fee. The first 10 presidents of the US stayed in the house. One of the rooms, which is currently set up as a bedroom, was used... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this plantation you are only allowed on the first floor. something about a shrine to harrisons mother. The basement and 1st floor were very interesting. Built in 1726. Furniture was of the period and very lovely. The grounds were beautiful and took over an hour to walk. They claim to have had the first thanksgiving in 1619. Our tour guide... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive down a gravel road is a great introduction for a feel of the times before beginning the tour of this lovely old historic home. There is plenty of parking near the house. You enter from the left side into one of the small houses near the main house. Cost is around $10, if you have AAA they discount... More 

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Coden, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my vacation. I absolutely love this place and the history is fascinating. Our guide was Shane. Would not have asked for someone who knew this place as if he lived through everything. He was great. If you only see one planation while in this area, Berkley is the one.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second time here. We had our two year old daughter with us, so we didn't want to risk taking the house tour, so we simply did the gardens. It is a very beautiful photo opportunity for sure - with the willow trees in front of the James River. Very nice walk. Learned a few things along the... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

There are several James River Plantations, which are open to the public for a modest fee. Tis best to call to ascertain that the plantation is receiving guests. Berkeley is home to both Presidents, Harrison. The docent tis knowledgeable concerning historical, economic, political, and social event. We like that the James River tis featured, along with the grounds. Meals are... More 

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