January - February 10:30 - 3:30


April - December 9:30-4:30

Events for 2016


  February - April 2016

   May - August 2016

    September - December 2016


April 19,20 & 21, 2015


James River Plantations Historic Garden Week Tour

Sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia


  • February 13, 14 & 15, 2016


    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, 2016


    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.





  • March 19-27, 2016


    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 23-30, 2016


    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 24 & 26, 2016


    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.  1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.


    $36.00 pp


    Reservations required.




    www.berkeley plantation.com


  • 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.


    Call 1-888-466-6018 for more information.

  • 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.


    For more information and to purchase combo tickets visit



  • June 1 through August 31, 2016


    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 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.”


    Program included with admission tickets.


    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.




    Ceremony included with regular admission tickets.


    Hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution.





  • September through November


    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.


    Reservations required.


    5:30 p.m.


    $26.50 per person





  • October  8, 15, 22 & 29, 2016


    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 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.


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


    To make reservations or 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 9-4:30 Festival 12-4


    For more information visit:  www.virginiathanksgivingfestival.com

  • 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 per person




  • 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 & 2:00 Refreshments served.


    Reservations required


    $40 per person




  • 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.


    The tour begins at 2.30 & 3:30 p.m. at Shirley Plantation,

    continues to Berkeley and ends at Edgewood


    The cost for the progressive tour is $42.00 per person.


    Reservations required


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




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