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January - February 10:30 - 3:30


March - December 9:30-4:30

  February - April 2015

 May - August 2015

 Sept - December 2015


April 19,20 & 21, 2015


James River Plantations Historic Garden Week Tour

Sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia


  • February 14, 15 & 16, 2015


    Tippecanoe & Tyler, Too Presidents' Day Weekend

    William Henry Harrison’s life is celebrated during Presidents’ Day weekend at Berkeley Plantation, birthplace of our nation’s ninth U.S. president.


    Enjoy Berkeley’s famous hospitality and learn about one of the most popular presidential campaigns of American history, which generated the familiar “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” campaign slogan.


    $11 pp



  • March 1-31, 2015


    Berkeley Home School Month

    During the month of March, Berkeley will offer a special rate to home schooled students and their families.


    Enjoy a guided tour and learn about 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 James River.


    The rate during this special offer is $8.50 for adults and $5.00 for students (k-12).


    Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.





  • April 4 - 12, 2015


    Children's Nature Hunt at Berkeley Plantation

    Bring the family to Berkeley and learn its amazing history, while searching for treasures along the river shore, gardens and grounds.


    Children's brochures and picnic area available.


    Nature hunt included with regular admission tickets.

    $11 per adult / $6 per child (ages 6 -12)



  • April 19,20 & 21, 2015


    James River Plantations Historic Garden Week Tour

    Sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia

    Berkeley, Shirley and Westover Plantations along with Westover Church celebrate

    Historic Garden Week on April 19, 20 & 21.


    A special combo ticket allows access to the house and grounds at each plantation

    and tour of Westover Church.


    $45 pp


    Tour proceeds fund the restoration of gardens throughout the state.


    To purchase combo tickets visit:   www.vagardenweek.org

  • April 18 - 25, 2015


    Garden Week at Berkeley Plantation


    Floral arrangements will be displayed throughout the elegant 1726 manor house.


    Enjoy walks in the restored boxwood and flower gardens, breathtaking vistas of the James River,

    and guided house tours with costumed guides.


    9:30 - 4:30 daily


    $11 pp





  • April 20, 2015


    Afternoon Tea at Berkeley Plantation


    Sip tea and enjot finger sandwiches, scones and pastries in the midst of the beautiful spring

     gardens at historic Berkeley Plantation.


    Includes guided house tour and self guided garden tour.  2;00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.


    $30.00 pp


    Reservations required.




    www.berkeley plantation.com


  • May 10, 2015


    Mother's Day Tea at Berkeley Plantation


    Treat Mom to an afternoon tea, guided house tour and walks in Berkeley's spring gardens


    Enjoy finger sandwiches, scones and pastries on Berkeley's West lawn and make this day extra special for Mom.


    2.00 p.m. & 4.00 p.m.


    $30 pp


    Reservations required.







  • June 1 through August 31, 2015


    Children's Nature Hunt at Berkeley Plantation


    Bring the family to Berkeley and learn its amazing history, while searching for treasures along the river shore, gardens and grounds.


    Children's brochures and picnic area available.  Nature hunt included with regular admission tickets.





  • July 4, 2015


    Berkeley Plantation Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

    Annual Commemoration honoring Benjamim Harrison V,

    one of seven Virginia signers of the Declaration of Independence

    and 18th century owner of Berkeley Plantation.


    11:00am  Ceromony included with regular admission tickets.


    Hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution.






  • August 5, 2015


    General George McClellan's 1862 Civil War Headquarters

    at Harrison's Landing


    This special Civil War Tour takes you through the life and times of the union soldier

    at Berkeley Plantation, General McClellans's headquarters

    and supply base during July and August 1862.


    $15 per adult / $12 per child (ages 6 - 12)  Includes guided house and grounds tour.


    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     Refreshments served


    Reservations required!





  • August 1 to 31, 2015


    Children,s Nature Hunt

  • September through November


    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.


    Children brochures and picnic area available.



  • October 9 & 16, 2015


    Berkeley Plantation Autumn Sunset Tour

     Enjoy a walking tour to the Harrison graveyard with stories of Berkeley’s hauntings, hors d’oeuvres served at sunset and candlelight tour of the 1726 mansion.


    Reservations required.


    5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    $26.50 per person



  • October  10, 12 & 24, 2015


    Haunting Tales & Tours

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


    Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a progressive tour offered on October 10, 12 & 24 2015.


    The tour begins at 2:30 & 3:30 at Shirley Plantation, continue to Berkeley and end at Edgewood.

    The cost is $36.00 per person and reservations are required.

    To make reservations

    call Edgewood (804) 829-2962

  • October 11, 2015


    NSDAR Celebrates 125 Years

     National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will celebrate 125 years of service with a special program at Berkeley Plantation.


    Meet Caroline Scott Harrison,the wife of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States.

    Mrs. Harrison was interested in history and preservation, and in 1890 she helped found NSDAR

    and served as its first President General.

  • November 1, 2015


    Virginia Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation


    Celebrate the First English Speaking Thanksgiving in the New World


    Join us  for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt. Woodlief & his men.


    Nowhere can you find a more exciting, more educational or more enjoyable way to add to

    holiday traditions than a beautiful fall day at Berkeley Plantation.


    House Tours 9-4:30

     Festival 12-4


     For more information visit:  www.virginiathanksgivingfestival.com


  • December 5, 2015 – January 1, 2016


    Centuries of Christmas at Berkeley


     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 at Berkeley through four centuries of history.





  • December 5, 2015


    Berkeley Plantation Christmas Wreath Workshop and Tour

  • December 5, 10, 19 & 26, 2015


     A Candlelight Christmas


     Historic Homes in Charles City offer

    Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season


    Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era.


    Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations.


     Enjoy the famous hospitality at these three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history.

  • December 12, 2015


    Colonial Christmas at Berkeley Plantation

    Come to Historic Berkeley Plantation and learn how the Harrison family celebrated Christmas during the 18th century with caroling, Christmas stories and decorations of fresh greenery and natural arrangements.


    Refreshments served.


    Reservations required.




    1:00 p.m. - 2 p.m.


    $15.75 per adult / $12.00 per child (ages 6-12)





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