Open Daily! March - December, 9:30 - last tour 4:30 pm Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day Allow approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours for guided house tour and self-guided garden tour
Events for 2015
Feb - April 2015
May - Aug 2015
Sept - Dec 2015
  • 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 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 required for groups of 10 or more. 888-466-6018
  • 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 (ages6-12) 888-466-6018
  • 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 888-466-6018
  • 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 and preservation of gardens throughout the state. To purchase combo tickets visit:
  • April 20, 2015 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. 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. $30 pp Reservations required. 888-466-6018
  • 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. 888-466-6018
  • 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. 888-466-6018
  • July 4, 2015 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 888-466-6018
  • 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 McClellan’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 am – 11:00 am Refreshments served. Reservations required! 888-466-6018


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  • September 1 through November 30, 2015

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. 888-466-6018
  • 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 888-466-6018
  • 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, Sunday, October 11, 2015. 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:
  • December 5, 2015 – 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. 888-466-6018
  • December 5, 2015 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. 1:00 Refreshments served. Reservations required $37 per person 888-466-6018
  • 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. – 2:00 p.m. $15.75 per adult/$12 per child (ages 6-12) 888-466-6018

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Charles City, Virginia 23030
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