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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 3 days ago

The ARMY of the Potomac in 1862 was in camp on this site.Union General George B.Mc Clellan met with President Lincoln at Harrison's Landing during the Peninsula Campaign.Also Private Oliver Wilcox Norton composed Taps at this location.This is a lovely location at the James River.The...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good tour guide through the house and a good film and interesting museum beforehand. The walk down to the James (the highway of commerce) was pleasant.

Thank Pfadfinder
Reviewed 5 days ago

The docent was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. If you love history then this is a great place to go.

Thank Kent S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Berkeley is the ancestral home of the Harrison clan, which claims a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Governor of Virginia and two presidents. It is in fact a plantation - it was originally the master of 8000 acres (a bit over 12 square...More

Thank blw_at_longwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$12 adult admission and $7 for kids 6-16. I wholeheartedly agree with several reviews that for the admission charged we expected the grounds and gardens to be much better maintained. We visited because their website touted the "magnificent gardens and grounds" overlooking the historic James...More

Thank Agog84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this plantation from a brochure in our hotel room - that was our lucky day! Our 2 teens rolled their eyes when I told them it was a guided tour of the house - they very much dislike guided tours. Our family of...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting this region of VA is all about HISTORY! So if you aren't in the mood to learn anything, veg-out and go to the beach instead. This was a great starting place for us to learn the real facts of this history-rich part of VA....More

Thank PA2StateCollegePA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Berkeley. The guide was veryt knowledgeable about the house and families that lived there. It is the ancestral home or 2 presidents and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The grounds are absolutely stunning. While we were there, they were putting stuff away from a wedding the night before and we could tell that a wedding would of been absolutely beautiful there. The tour was alright. Kind of lack luster. You watch a 10...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 1 July 2017

A very historic site, not just for the house but also the Civil War history of the site. The site where Taps was written and first performed, a memorial on the site is dedicated to it's history. You can walk the gardens to the Thanksgiving...More

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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
4 March 2016|
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Response from ASH814 | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, it was $10 each for our tickets.