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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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12602 Harrison Landing Rd, On Virginia Route 5, Charles City, VA 23030-3339
+1 888-466-6018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very pretty site where lots of history was made over the centuries...informative tour guide and lovely walk to the James River.

Thank SuziQinTexas
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely enjoyed and loved this tour! We had a great guide who was very informative and made the tour fun! The grounds were stunning and with breathtaking views right as long the river! Also the site of the first Thanksgiving...yes you read that right!

Thank Sherrid112
Reviewed 5 days ago

After hearing about the plantations along the James River we decided to visit. Clarence our tour guide was amazing. He brought the history of the plantation to life, and explained in detail the history of the house. My daughter loved when he spoke about Thomas...More

Thank smontney0771
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not the most impressive plantation era buildings we have seen but by far the one with the most interesting history. The first 10 Presidents of the US visited here with Washington and Jefferson visiting frequently. I won't spoil the rest. Our tour guide Clarence was...More

Thank billepierce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting the historic triangle in Virginia I heard about this plantation and knew we had to include it in our History Tour. And what a delightful adventure it was. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the estate. So much revolutionary and civil war...More

Thank slo2slt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this tour and the walking afterward. We did miss out in some good picture opportunities since they were preparing for a wedding the next day and the tent was obstructing our view. But we just worked around it. This was a last minute idea...More

Thank travelingheidi4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from California, we wanted to see a plantation while visiting Virginia and decided to give Berkeley Plantation a try. We made a great choice!! So much history at this plantation and our guide, Clarence, made our tour all the more educational, and enjoyable. Thanks...More

Thank DavidWW5863
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Berkeley plantation on a tour. This is the original Plantation house and it has a great story. Jefferson was a frequent visitor and made suggestions on changes to the interior. On the grounds towards the river is the spot where Taps was written...More

1  Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This home figured prominently in the history of our country. Only 35 minutes or so from Richmond. Built by the Harrison's, who gave our country two presidents. Visited by Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other founding fathers. The family who took possession years ago still...More

1  Thank dejindc
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The house is smaller and older than those on some of the other plantations, and its history is amazing. If our guide was correct, every single one of the American founders who became President was a guest at least once at this place, two of...More

Thank Allison B
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Shirley M
Is the house tour only with the $11 admission, or only with the $70+?
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
What is the cost to visit?
4 March 2016|
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Response from ASH814 | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, it was $10 each for our tickets.