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Berkeley Plantation

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Address: 12602 Harrison Landing Rd, On Virginia Route 5, Charles City, VA 23030-3339
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09:30 - 16:30
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First settled in 1619, this historic estate is the birthplace of Benjamin...

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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History brought to life

My husband and I took a tour of Berkeley Plantation while stopping overnight in the Richmond, VA area. The Plantation is on a lovely spot on the James River. Our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the second of three plantations we visited, and by far the most commercial. Tour guides in period costume and a claim to being the location of the first Thanksgiving - a naked marketing gimmick. Some interesting information about the home, if you can ignore the shtick.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took a tour of Berkeley Plantation while stopping overnight in the Richmond, VA area. The Plantation is on a lovely spot on the James River. Our tour guide Donna, dressed in period costume, brought the plantation to life for us with her wonderful stories. She was extremely knowledgeable about generations of the Harrison family and all... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing tour with much history to hear about. I highly recommend this for anyone visiting Williamsburg.

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

All Americans should take the opportunity to learn about our history and the hardships endured in the creating of this nation. We see beautiful houses and think how wonderful it would have been to live in this time. We need to know about the first Thanksgiving, how Benjamin Harrison and his family fled their deaths at the hands of Benedict... More 

Thank Bill1690
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you love history you will love this home and grounds. The walk to the river is wonderful. The tour inside the home is also very well done.

Thank Frederick J
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour and history. Was able to walk out dog on the grounds. Wished they offered at least a small snack and drink at the gift shop year around.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

When in Williamsburg this is a must for all those who love history. I'm Canadian and the history in these walls is humbling. The grounds are beautiful and for 12 dollars a guide 40 min tour is a steal. I highly recommend this as a must see.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Another in our list of the Presidential homes we've visited. Home to two presidents: William Henry Harrison (Tippecanoe) and Benjamin Harrison. Impressive plantation, now privately owned, with a family mansion, visitor center, and kitchen house. Also reconstructed slave quarters and other outbuildings. 8,000 acre property on the James River, just outside Williamsburg. The outstanding guide told of the original settlement... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Berkeley Plantation was not crowded on this gorgeously warm February Saturday, but it should have been. We had an excellent time getting acquainted with the mansion, grounds, and a boatload of history. Fun to watch the occasional boat go by on the James River too. A relaxing way to spend a few hours.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great tour of the plantation in February 2017--we have visited Shirley Plantation before and this is equally as good. The lady who guided us through was extremely knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions that we might have. The tour included the first floor of the house which was lovely and the basement which was somewhat of a museum with... More 

Thank Celeste G

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