Open Daily Through January 2, 2022

 

View admission hours on our Hours & Admissions page

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

 

 

Holiday Events

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Centuries of Christmas at Berkeley Plantation

December 4 through January 2

Learn about historical Christmas celebrations with a guided tour of the 1726 mansion, beautifully decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeley’s gardens.

 

Candlelight Christmas Tour

December 3, 4, 11, 12 & 18

Enjoy an exclusive after-hours candlelight tour of Berkeley’s 1726 Georgian mansion.  Hear tales of Christmas celebrations of a bygone era, while enjoying traditional decorations of holly, pine, boxwood, and cedar.

 

 

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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