Hours

Tours Conducted Daily

Gift Shop and Ticket Sales

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

Autumn  Events

September 1-30

Berkeley Homeschool Month

During the month of September, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschool students and their families. Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 18th century life on a plantation. Explore the museum of paintings and artifacts, walk the five terraces of restored gardens leading to the James River.  $8.50 per adult /$5.00 per student

 

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

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. Corn maze scheduled to open mid-September.

 

October  6, 8, 13, 20, 28

Hauntings Tales and Tours

This unique tour of Edgewood, Berkeley and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic plantations in Charles City, Virginia. Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a progressive tour. The tour begins at 2:30 at Shirley Plantation, continues to Berkeley and ends at Edgewood. $38.00 per person, including refreshments at Berkeley. Reservations are required. To make reservations or for additional information visit: www.shirleyplantation.com or call (804) 829-5121.

 

October 12 & 26, 2018

 Berkeley’s Twilight Ghost Tour

Berkeley’s History and Hauntings will amaze you

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 and cemetery. You will then finish your ghostly experience with Berkeley’s challenging corn maze, with only the light of your lantern. 6:00 p.m. Refreshments served. Reservations required. $25 per adult / $12.50 per child (ages 6-16).

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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Autumn  Events

September 1-30

Berkeley Homeschool Month

During the month of September, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschool students and their families.

 

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

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.

 

October  6, 8, 13, 20, 28

Hauntings Tales and Tours

This unique tour of Edgewood, Berkeley and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic plantations in Charles City, Virginia.

 

October 12 & 26, 2018

 Berkeley’s Twilight Ghost Tour

Berkeley’s History and Hauntings will amaze you

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 and cemetery.

 

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