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Berkeley Plantation

12602 Harrison Landing Rd, On Virginia Route 5, Charles City, VA 23030-3339
+1 888-466-6018
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Electric Bike Tour to Historical Berkeley Plantation with Lunch
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First settled in 1619, this historic estate is the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the American Declaration of Indepenence, and his son William Henry, who later became president of the United States.
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  • Average8%
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12602 Harrison Landing Rd, On Virginia Route 5, Charles City, VA 23030-3339
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"grounds are beautiful"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our tour of the Berkeley Plantation. Our guide, Clarence, was so fun and entertaining and really had a gift for taking you back in time to where you could almost see yourself dancing with George Washington in the hall. It was wonderful....More

Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well preserved home with a lot of history. They have two great videos on the plantation history. The tour guide was great and very knowledgeable and had been there for 24 years.Unfortunately it was raining and we did not get to explore the beautiful...More

Thank Ron R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at the plantation. The staff was very knowledgable and being in period dress made it a living experience, not just an historical one.. I enjoyed learning about the history of the house and the family that lived there. I highly...More

Thank laschnurr
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

When we arrived at Berkeley, we realized we had already toured this property. We did visit the gift shop while there. This is another lovely estate sitting on the banks of the James River. The property has about 1,000 acres. It was the first estate...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

I have been to the area several times but somehow missed this gem. Don't make my mistake and visit Berkeley the next time you are nearby. The historic connections to the foundation of America are surprising and powerful. The story of the house itself is...More

Thank Texman1313
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We Picked this place because it offered pet friendly. The grounds were very nice to walk around and the guy was very knowledgeable. Very happy we went to this place.

Thank Shane B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Thedocent made the visit worthwhile.He god us engaging enlightening stories of the visitors to the Harrison household and of the families that have resided in the House.The stories if Washington’s and Jefferson’s visits were worth the price of admission. The house was tastefully decorated for...More

Thank beachteach15
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Great little plantation with a great view of the water. Beautiful home with lovely grounds around the house. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Set aside at least two hours to take in the house and the grounds. Walk down to the thanksgiving monument and...More

Thank M P
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

There are many plantations to tour in this area, but this came highly recommended, so my sisters and I chose it. We were not disappointed. The home is beautiful, smaller than we thought of as being on a plantation, but perhaps we've seen "Gone With...More

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

This was our second visit to Berkeley since we wanted our friends to take the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and presented more information than on our first tour. Her explanation of the origin of TAPS was not according to what is historical account...More

Thank ASH814
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Mechelle B
24 September 2017|
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Response from Agog84 | Reviewed this property |
We recently visited to tour the gardens only and were not asked to pay any fees.
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Shirley M
27 February 2017|
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Response from VABicycle | Reviewed this property |
For the $12, $11 for seniors admission, you get a short film of the plantation history, a docent that conducts a tour of the first floor of the house, access to a small museum in the basement and the self guided tour of the... More
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Ihatescreennaming
4 March 2016|
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Response from ASH814 | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, it was $10 each for our tickets.
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