Open Daily

Gift Shop, Ticket Sales, Exhibits & Museum

9:30 a.m.  until 4:30 p.m.

 

Conducted House Tours

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

 

Gardens & Grounds

Explore Berkeley's gardens, grounds, river shore, exhibits & museum at your own pace

Gardens Open Until 5:30 for Ticketed Guests

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Events

 To purchase event tickets or for additional information, click here.

 

 

Berkeley Homeschool Days

September 25 through October 9

 Discounted rates for homeschool students and their families.

 

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

October through November

 Explore the colorful autumn gardens, pick a pumpkin, and find your way through Berkeley's corn maze.

 

Twilight Ghost Tour

October 9 & 22

 Hear the tales of Berkeley's paranormal activities with a guided tour through the 1726 mansion followed by a lantern led walk through the gardens, grounds, cemetery, and corn maze.

 

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival

November 7

 Celebrating the first English-speaking Thanksgiving in the New World with a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts, jewelry, and food vendors, choral music and a re-enactment of the landing of Capt. Woodlief & his men.

 

 

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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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

12602 Harrison Landing Road

Charles City, Virginia 23030

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