2016 Calendar of Events

For more infomation on these events or to make a reservation, please call  888-466-6018.

Berkeley Plantation Tippicanoe

February 13, 14, 15, 2016

Tippecanoe and Tyler Too

Presidents’ Day Weekend at Berkeley Plantation

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 

Berkeley Plantation tours

March 1-31, 2016

Homeschool Month 

During the month of March, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschooled students and their families.  Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 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 are required for groups of 10 or more.

Berkeley Plantation gardens and grounds

March 19-27, 2016

Children’s Nature Hunt 

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)

Berkeley Plantation garden

April 23-30, 2016

Garden Week

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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  daily

$11 pp

Berkeley Plantation afternoon tea event

April 24 & 26, 2016  

Afternoon Tea at Berkeley Plantation

Sip tea and enjoy 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.

1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

$36 pp

Reservations are required.

April 26 & 28, 2016  

James River Plantation Tour   

Berkeley, Shirley and Westover Plantations Combination Ticket 

A tour of some of our nation’s most historic treasures from colonial era.

Combination ticket offered for $35 per person.

Includes house and gardens at each site.

Berkeley Plantation tour

April 27, 2016

James River Plantations Historic Garden Week Tour

Sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia

Berkeley, Shirley and Westover Plantations along with Westover Church, Upper Shirley  Grounds, Dogham and Riverview Farms celebrate Historic Garden Week.  Tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of gardens throughout the state.

$65.00 pp

For more information and to purchase combo tickets, visit www.vagardenweek.org

Berkeley Plantation grounds

June 1 through August 31, 2016

Children’s Nature Hunt  

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.

Jari Willanueva Buglar and Taps historian at Berkeley Plantation

July 2, 2016

History of Taps: America’s Most Famous Bugle Call   

Jari Villanueva, Bugler and Taps historian will present a program on the history of the bugle call Taps at Berkeley Plantation on Saturday July 2, 2016. This program, which will be repeated during the day, will be held in front of the historic mansion at Berkeley on the grounds of Harrison’s Landing where the bugle call Taps was born in July 1862. Villanueva will play calls, talk about Berkley’s connection to Taps and be available for questions about the origin of America’s most famous bugle call plus sign copies of his book, “Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions.”

Villanueva coordinated the 150th anniversary commemorations held at Arlington National Cemetery and at Berkeley Plantation in July 2012. He served as a bugler at Arlington with the US Air Force Band for 23 years and was active as a re-enactor for over 15 years.

 

Berkeley Plantation Benjamin Harrison V

July 4, 2016

Berkeley Plantation Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

Annual commemoration honoring Benjamin Harrison V, one of seven Virginia signers of the Declaration of Independence and 18th century owner of Berkeley Plantation.

11:00 a.m.

Ceremony included with regular admission tickets. Hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution

Berkeley Plantation fall festival

September through November, 2016

Berkeley Plantation 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.

Berkeley Plantation tour

October 14, 2016

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 on Berkeley’s west lawn and a candlelight tour of the 1726 mansion.

5:30 p.m.

$26.50 pp

Reservations  are required.

Berkeley Plantation ghost tour

October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2016

Hauntings Tales & 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 offered on October 8, 15, 22, and 29. 2016.  The tour begins at 2:30 & 3:30 at Shirley Plantation continue to Berkeley and end at Edgewood.

$36.00 pp

Reservations are required.

To make reservations or for additional information, call Edgewood (804) 829-2962

Berkeley Plantation Thanksgiving

November 6, 2016

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 a.m. -  4:30  p.m.

Festival Noon - 4  p.m.

Berkeley Plantation Christmas

December 3, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Centuries of Christmas at Berkeley Plantation 

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.

$12 pp

Berkeley Plantation Christmas

December 3 & 4, 2016

Berkeley Plantation Christmas Wreath Workshop and Tour      

Begin your afternoon touring 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.

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Refreshments served.

$40 pp

Reservations are required.

December 3, 5, 10, 17 & 26, 2016

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.

Tour begins at 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. at Shirley Plantation, continues to Berkeley and ends at Edgewood.

$42.00 pp

Reservations are required.

To make reservations or for additional information, call Edgewood (804) 829-2962.

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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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Berkeley Plantation
2016 Calendar of Events
Berkeley Plantation Tippicanoe
Berkeley Plantation tours
Berkeley Plantation gardens and grounds
Berkeley Plantation garden
Berkeley Plantation afternoon tea event
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation grounds
Jari Willanueva Buglar and Taps historian at Berkeley Plantation
Berkeley Plantation Benjamin Harrison V
Berkeley Plantation fall festival
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation ghost tour
Berkeley Plantation Thanksgiving
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation logo
Berkeley Plantation
2016 Calendar of Events
Berkeley Plantation Tippicanoe
Berkeley Plantation tours
Berkeley Plantation gardens and grounds
Berkeley Plantation garden
Berkeley Plantation afternoon tea event
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation grounds
Jari Willanueva Buglar and Taps historian at Berkeley Plantation
Berkeley Plantation Benjamin Harrison V
Berkeley Plantation fall festival
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation ghost tour
Berkeley Plantation Thanksgiving
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation logo
Berkeley Plantation
2016 Calendar of Events
Berkeley Plantation Tippicanoe
Berkeley Plantation tours
Berkeley Plantation gardens and grounds
Berkeley Plantation garden
Berkeley Plantation afternoon tea event
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation grounds
Jari Willanueva Buglar and Taps historian at Berkeley Plantation
Berkeley Plantation Benjamin Harrison V
Berkeley Plantation fall festival
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation ghost tour
Berkeley Plantation Thanksgiving
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation logo
Berkeley Plantation
2016 Calendar of Events
Berkeley Plantation Tippicanoe
Berkeley Plantation tours
Berkeley Plantation gardens and grounds
Berkeley Plantation garden
Berkeley Plantation afternoon tea event
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation grounds
Jari Willanueva Buglar and Taps historian at Berkeley Plantation
Berkeley Plantation Benjamin Harrison V
Berkeley Plantation fall festival
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation ghost tour
Berkeley Plantation Thanksgiving
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation logo
Berkeley Plantation
2016 Calendar of Events
Berkeley Plantation Tippicanoe
Berkeley Plantation tours
Berkeley Plantation gardens and grounds
Berkeley Plantation garden
Berkeley Plantation afternoon tea event
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation grounds
Jari Willanueva Buglar and Taps historian at Berkeley Plantation
Berkeley Plantation Benjamin Harrison V
Berkeley Plantation fall festival
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation ghost tour
Berkeley Plantation Thanksgiving
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation logo
Berkeley Plantation
2016 Calendar of Events
Berkeley Plantation Tippicanoe
Berkeley Plantation tours
Berkeley Plantation gardens and grounds
Berkeley Plantation garden
Berkeley Plantation afternoon tea event
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation grounds
Jari Willanueva Buglar and Taps historian at Berkeley Plantation
Berkeley Plantation Benjamin Harrison V
Berkeley Plantation fall festival
Berkeley Plantation tour
Berkeley Plantation ghost tour
Berkeley Plantation Thanksgiving
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation Christmas
Berkeley Plantation

Fall 2016

  • September through November, 2016

    Berkeley Plantation 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 14, 2016

    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 on Berkeley’s west lawn and a candlelight tour of the 1726 mansion.

    5:30 p.m.

    $26.50 pp

    Reservations  are required.

  • October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2016

    Hauntings Tales & 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 offered on October 8, 15, 22, and 29. 2016.  The tour begins at 2:30 & 3:30 at Shirley Plantation continue to Berkeley and end at Edgewood.

    $36.00 pp

    Reservations are required.

    To make reservations or for additional information, call Edgewood (804) 829-2962

  • November 6, 2016

    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 a.m. -  4:30  p.m.

    Festival Noon - 4  p.m.

Winter 2016

  • December 3, 2016 – January 1, 2016

    Centuries of Christmas at Berkeley Plantation

    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.

    $12 pp

  • December 3 & 4, 2016

    Berkeley Plantation Christmas Wreath Workshop and Tour

    Begin your afternoon touring 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.

    10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Refreshments served.

    $40 pp

    Reservations are required.
    Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.

  • December 3, 5, 10, 17 & 26, 2016

    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.

    Tour begins at 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. at Shirley Plantation, continues to Berkeley and ends at Edgewood.

    $42.00 pp

    Reservations are required.

    To make reservations or for additional information, call Edgewood (804) 829-2962.

  • February 13, 14, 15, 2016

    Tippecanoe and Tyler Too

    Presidents’ Day Weekend at Berkeley Plantation

    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 

Spring 2016

  • March 1-31, 2016

    Homeschool Month 

    During the month of March, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschooled students and their families.  Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 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 are required for groups of 10 or more.

  • March 19-27, 2016

    Children’s Nature Hunt 

    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 23-30, 2016

    Garden Week

    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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  daily

    $11 pp

  • April 24 & 26, 2016   

    Afternoon Tea at Berkeley Plantation

    Sip tea and enjoy 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.

    1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

    $36 pp

    Reservations are required.

  • April 26 & 28, 2016  

    James River Plantation Tour

    Berkeley, Shirley and Westover Plantations Combination Ticket 

    A tour of some of our nation’s most historic treasures from colonial era.

    Combination ticket offered for $35 per person.

    Includes house and gardens at each site.

  • April 27, 2016

    James River Plantations Historic Garden Week Tour

    Sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia

    Berkeley, Shirley and Westover Plantations along with Westover Church, Upper Shirley  Grounds, Dogham and Riverview Farms celebrate Historic Garden Week.  Tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of gardens throughout the state.

    $65.00 pp

    For more information and to purchase combo tickets, visit www.vagardenweek.org

Summer 2016

  • June 1 through August 31, 2016

    Children’s Nature Hunt

    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 2, 2016

    History of Taps: America’s Most Famous Bugle Call

    Jari Villanueva, Bugler and Taps historian will present a program on the history of the bugle call Taps at Berkeley Plantation on Saturday July 2, 2016. This program, which will be repeated during the day, will be held in front of the historic mansion at Berkeley on the grounds of Harrison’s Landing where the bugle call Taps was born in July 1862. Villanueva will play calls, talk about Berkley’s connection to Taps and be available for questions about the origin of America’s most famous bugle call plus sign copies of his book, “Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions.”

    Villanueva coordinated the 150th anniversary commemorations held at Arlington National Cemetery and at Berkeley Plantation in July 2012. He served as a bugler at Arlington with the US Air Force Band for 23 years and was active as a re-enactor for over 15 years.

  • July 4, 2016

    Berkeley Plantation Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

    Annual commemoration honoring Benjamin Harrison V, one of seven Virginia signers of the Declaration of Independence and 18th century owner of Berkeley Plantation.

    11:00 a.m.

    Ceremony included with regular admission tickets. Hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution Villanueva coordinated the 150th anniversary commemorations held at Arlington National Cemetery and at Berkeley Plantation in July 2012. He served as a bugler at Arlington with the US Air Force Band for 23 years and was active as a re-enactor for over 15 years.

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