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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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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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12602 Harrison Landing Rd, On Virginia Route 5, Charles City, VA 23030-3339
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed this tour and hearing the history behind the plantation. Wish we could have seen more of the house, but there are residents living on the second floor.

Thank BetteKDyersville
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This us a must do on your vacation to Williamsburg & area. Great gift shop. Tour guide Shane did a fine job talking about the history of this plantation. Highly recommend this stop all for $12.

Thank Sheila H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no idea about the treat that was in store for us when we arrived at Berkeley Plantation! What a lovely home and grounds. Our guide, Clarence, was the best docent we have ever seen. He made Berkeley come alive. We felt like we...More

Thank Robin A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautifully preserved piece of early American history. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, not something you always find. There was also lots of space to wander in outside.

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Berkeley Plantation is filled with history of the first settlers in America....this plantation was where the 1st Thanksgiving meal was in America....also the first 10 Presidents have been in this home....please make this one of your stops while you are in the Williamsburg area....such...More

Thank Grammy5901
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Shane, has a clear love for history and for Berkeley in particular. He brought the story of the plantation to life from the settlers through the Harrison family, the Civil War and into Modern Day. He even has done some exploration on the...More

1  Thank GoinAgainNextYear
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

If you want to get away a little bit from Colonial Williamsburg and learn a little bit more american history. Check out this gem. The ladies who work there are the nicest, sweetest ladies and know there stuff. There is a great little gift shop,...More

Thank traveller347
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

This is a wonderful stop and it shows the past as well as the present = went here with friends and would return in a heart beat

Thank Greg P
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Looking for something to do on an overcast day with possible rain on the way, my husband and I drove from Williamsburg along route 5 to this lovely place. The drive itself was along a quiet byway that has a paved bike path running alongside....More

Thank mjkipp
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

My husband and I were in Virginia for a soccer tournament and were looking for something to do. We decided to take a Plantation tour at Berkeley Plantation. It was a very nice experience. The tour guide was excellent - provided a lot of information...More

Thank Valparker5
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nickanja2018
May 12, 2018|
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Response from M P | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure but probably not. This is a well-manicured home and dogs likely are not welcome. A ticket is required to tour the grounds and tour the house and I can’t imagine a dog being allowed inside the dwelling.
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Mechelle B
September 24, 2017|
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Response from Agog84 | Reviewed this property |
We recently visited to tour the gardens only and were not asked to pay any fees.
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Shirley M
February 26, 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
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