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Shirley Plantation

501 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, VA 23030-2907
+1 804-829-5121
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Shirley Plantation is Virginia's first plantation, founded in 1613 as a land grant from King James of England. Shirley is North America's oldest family owned business and home to eleven generations of the Hill-Carter family. Admission fee. Please check our web site for details on our daily hours as they vary seasonally.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
501 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, VA 23030-2907
+1 804-829-5121
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The AAA tour book lists this Plantation as a "gem" and for good reason. The Plantation was founded in 1613 and is the oldest in Virginia as well as the oldest continuously owned family business operating in America. The house was built in 1723. and...More

Thank LongIslandMabel
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a shining example of 18th century living. Our tour guide was a love,y retired school teacher with a passion for the property and its history.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here while visiting local wineries in the area. The tour guide was wonderful and very passionate. The house is unique in the fact that the family still owns and lives in it. This does mean that only the downstairs rooms are open to...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any plantation tour is made or broken by the quality of the docent. We had Julian and he made the tour. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Take time to enjoy all the out buildings .

Thank yellowlabmom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the positive front, the tour guide was very good at explaining the story of the plantation owners family in great detail. She clearly knew her stuff and was passionate about the subject. The house is a beautiful place, the tour is well organized and...More

Thank ldumouza
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for the discounted Friday admissions. Well kept grounds with nice exhibits in all the plantation buildings. The house is beautiful outside and in. Only the first floor for touring, the family lvies upstairs. The storehouse, smokehouse, and dove cote are worth taking a few...More

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Shirley Plantation during a weekend trip to Richmond. It was relatively easy to find and wasn't crowded, even on a very nice Saturday. A guided tour of the main house is included. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided a detailed history of...More

Thank hbhakh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Head west from Williamsburg on Route 5 for about 26 miles towards Richmond, and there are numerous plantations that you can tour. There is a terrific bike path along the road that went as far west as we did before getting on 295. The road...More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A historic gem and if you are in Richmond Virginia - this should be on your short list of places to visit. Still a working farm owned and run by the same family since the 1600s'.

Thank niniale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Shirley Plantation this morning. Yeah for us that it was $5 Friday!! A great price for a Plantation tour. This was about 35 miles west of Williamsburg and worth the drive. House tours are on the hour. Buy your tickets in the...More

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Shirley M
27 February 2017|
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Response from Shirley1613 | Property representative |
Hours March 13, 2017 - April 12, 2017 Open Daily 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Guided tours of the 1st floor of the Great House at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Self-guided tours of grounds, gardens and... More
21 August 2016|
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Response from Peggy T | Reviewed this property |
Info from their website. Admission/Hours & Directions Admission Pricing: Adults $11.00 Seniors (age 60+) $10.00 Youth (ages 6-18) $7.50 Under age 6 Free AAA members receive $1.00 off adult and $.50 off youth admission... More
8 August 2016|
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Response from Elida G | Reviewed this property |
Summer hours (April 1, 2016 - November 30, 2016) are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tour times of the house are: 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. The only days they are closed are... More