Hours

Tours Conducted Daily

Gift Shop and Ticket Sales

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

Holiday Events and Closings

Berkeley’s House and Grounds will be closed on the following days:

November 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and December 25

 

November 4

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival
Celebrate the First English Speaking Thanksgiving in the New World

Join us for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt. Woodlief & his men. House Tours 9:30-4:30  Festival 12-4   For more information visit:  www.virginiathanksgivingfestival.com

 

December 1 – January 1

Centuries of Christmas

 The elegant 1726 mansion will be beautifully decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeley’s gardens. Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season with stories of Christmas.

 

December 2, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Christmas Wreath Workshop and Tour

 Begin with a  conducted tour of the 1726 manor house, beautifully decorated with fresh arrangements and wreaths cut from Berkeley’s boxwood, cedar and holly trees. Following the tour gather for a wreath-making workshop creating your own Berkeley wreath. Reservations required. $40 per person (804) 829-6018

 

December 1, 3, 8, 15, 22, 26, and 29

 A Candlelight Christmas

Historic Homes in Charles City offer Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season

Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Shirley and Berkeley Plantations followed by refreshments served at Edgewood.  The tour begins at 2:30 p.m. at Shirley Plantation, continues to Berkeley and ends at Edgewood. $44.00 per person.  Reservations required.  To make reservations visit:  www.shirleyplantation.com or call (804) 829-5121.

 

January 1

New Year’s Day Tea and Tour

Learn about  Christmas celebrations with a guided tour of the 1726 mansion followed by tea complete with finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries. Tour begins at 1:00 followed by tea at 2:00. $30 per person.  Reservations required. (804) 829-6018

 

Welcome to Berkeley Plantation

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

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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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Holiday Events and Closings

Berkeley’s House and Grounds will be closed on the following days: November 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and December 25

 

November 4

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival

Celebrate the First English Speaking Thanksgiving in the New World

 Join us for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt. Woodlief & his men. House Tours 9:30-4:30  Festival 12-4   For more information visit:  www.virginiathanksgivingfestival.com

 

December 1 – January 1

Centuries of Christmas

 The elegant 1726 mansion will be beautifully decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeley’s gardens. Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season with stories of Christmas.

 

December 2, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

 Christmas Wreath Workshop and Tour

Begin with a  conducted tour of the 1726 manor house, beautifully decorated with fresh arrangements and wreaths cut from Berkeley’s boxwood, cedar and holly trees. Following the tour gather for a wreath-making workshop creating your own Berkeley wreath. Reservations required. $40 per person (804) 829-6018

 

December 1, 3, 8, 15, 22, 26, and 29

A Candlelight Christmas

Historic Homes in Charles City offer Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season

Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Shirley and Berkeley Plantations followed by refreshments served at Edgewood.  The tour begins at 2:30 p.m. at Shirley Plantation, continues to Berkeley and ends at Edgewood. $44.00 per person. Reservations required.  To make reservations visit:  www.shirleyplantation.com or call (804) 829-5121.

 

January 1

New Year’s Day Tea and Tour

Learn about  Christmas celebrations with a guided tour of the 1726 mansion followed by tea complete with finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries. Tour begins at 1:00 followed by tea at 2:00. $30 per person.  Reservations required. (804) 829-6018

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