Hours

 

Open Daily

Gift Shop & Ticket Sales

9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Last tour begins 4:30 p.m.

 

Gardens & Grounds

Open until 5:30 p.m. for ticketed guests

September through November, 2017

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

 Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore and exhibits. Pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze - all while learning Berkeley’s amazing history. The corn maze is included in Berkeley’s regular tour admission, an additional fee is charged to take home a pumpkin.

Berkeley Plantation

VIRGINIA'S MOST HISTORIC PLANTATION

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Step back in time to a bygone era and experience a genteel 18th century lifestyle. Nowhere can you find a more unspoiled and tranquil environment. Our history begins in 1619 when settlers observed the first official Thanksgiving in America. Berkeley’s 1726 Georgian mansion is the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V, signer of the Declaration of Independence and three times governor of Virginia. The estate is also the birthplace of William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States, and ancestral home of his grandson, Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third president. During the Civil War, Berkeley was occupied by General George McClellan’s Union troops. While at Berkeley, General Daniel Butterfield composed the familiar tune “Taps,” first played by his bugler, O.W. Norton.

 

Enthusiastic guides in period costumes conduct tours of the mansion daily. The mansion is furnished with a magnificent collection of 18th century antiques and artifacts. Grounds tours are self-guided and include five terraces of boxwood and flowering gardens leading to the James River, monuments to the First Thanksgiving and to Taps, and the Harrison family graveyard. The gardens provide an elegant setting for weddings and private events. The first Sunday in November, Berkeley celebrates the historic 1619 landing with the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival. In December, the plantation is decorated with traditional holiday decorations of fresh greenery and natural arrangements from Berkeley’s gardens.

 

A Virginia and National Historic Landmark.

 

Photography: Gary Smith Images

September 1-30, 2017

Homeschool Month

During the month of September, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschooled students and their families. Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 18th century life on a plantation. Explore the museum of paintings and artifacts and walk the five terraces of restored gardens leading to the James River. Picnic area available or bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic by the river shore.

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12602 Harrison Landing Road

Charles City, Virginia 23030

Open Daily 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (804) 829-6018

Toll Free: 1 (888) 466-6018

Fax: (804) 829-6757

Email: info@berkeleyplantation.com

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Site designed by Sherilyn Smail

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September through November, 2017

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore and exhibits. Pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze - all while learning Berkeley’s amazing history. The corn maze is included in Berkeley’s regular tour admission, an additional fee is charged to take home a pumpkin.

 

September 1-30, 2017

Homeschool Month

During the month of September, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschooled students and their families. Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 18th century life on a plantation. Explore the museum of paintings and artifacts and walk the five terraces of restored gardens leading to the James River. Picnic area available or bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic by the river shore.

 

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