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Westover Plantation

7000 Westover Rd, Charles City, VA 23030-3329
+1 804-829-2882
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Very impressive. Owner conducted mansion tour

Reservations a must for the house tour!Grounds only $5. House and grounds $25. The house tour... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Jane L
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Acme, Pennsylvania
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History oozes from within

Wish this fabulous place was open to more extensive viewing by the public but because the family... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
jyates34
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Paducah, Kentucky
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7000 Westover Rd, Charles City, VA 23030-3329
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Reservations a must for the house tour!Grounds only $5. House and grounds $25. The house tour takes about 45 minutes, and add another 15 to 30 for self guided grounds. Stunning structure, intriguing history. The position on the James river is gorgeous. Take short 1/4...More

Thank Jane L
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Wish this fabulous place was open to more extensive viewing by the public but because the family lives on the premises, tours are restricted to a relatively small portion of this beautiful home. Even though most of the house is not open to the public,...More

Thank jyates34
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Westover Plantation is a historic colonial tidewater plantation located on the north bank of the James River in Charles City County, Virginia, along State Route 5, a scenic byway that runs east-west connecting Richmond and Williamsburg, and features such other grand plantation homes as Shirley,...More

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

We visited the other 2 plantations in the area so stopped at Westover. There are only scheduled tours, check their social media, so we just were able to walk the grounds, 5.00 per person. The view of the James River is fantastic, but the gardens...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Since the house itself is occupied by a family, it is not open. However, the grounds are totally worth a ramble and what a beautiful view of the wide wonderful James River. The fee was only $5 and worth every penny. The outbuildings are all...More

Thank Baltomania
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

The house was not open to the public. It seems it's open only once or twice a year. But the grounds are open daily and they are stunning. A beautiful view of the river, elegant gardens and some out buildings. The mature trees are wonderful....More

Thank mom22militarymen
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Virginia is so full of history and Westover Plantation is one of those treasured gems. The house is only open during certain points of the year, but you can take a grounds tour on most days throughout the year. Check their Facebook page for occasional...More

Thank Laura_Van_Blaricom
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Westover is one of the historic James River Plantation homes. Understanding the background and history of these locations is key to understanding US history of the period. The house is not normally open for tours but the grounds and gardens (which are quiet lovely) are...More

Thank AgeOldDinosaur
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Westover is apparently open to the public only twice a year. We were allowed to tour a few rooms of the house as part of the annual Virginia Garden Week. The grounds and location on the James River are impressive as is the house. The...More

Thank 3Eagles
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this personal tour of their private plantation home. I appreciate them opening up their family home to us and taking time out of their time to share their knowledge.

Thank BOROJENN
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