- 90 Ratings
Berkeley Plantation Tour in Charles City
Explore a historic plantation on a guided tour full of fascinating tidbits. Wander around this centuries-old mansion as you learn all about the region's past and the people who called it home.
What You Will Do
- Take part in an informative tour around the Berkeley Plantation, which is led by a friendly professional, who really gets into character
- See the place where the very first Thanksgiving was held over a century ago
- Listen up as you hear an audio recording of the first time that “Taps” was played here in 1862
- Check out where Benjamin Harrison was born, an original signer of the Declaration of Independence
- Admission ticket
- Guided tour
- Museum and self-guided gardens at your leisure
- 90 Ratings
I would have enjoyed more guided tour to the kitchen and explanation or stories as to what we were looking at.
Our guide was fantastic. The buildings, grounds, setting were spectacular. Highlight of the day......
All the staff we wonderful! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer our questions. Highly recommend a visit! If you love history you will love this place!
Guided tour by Clarence was full of historical info. The grounds and setting are beautiful!
The docent was very knowledgeable and helpful.
We felt the tour was very informative - packed with great information! We would have loved to have toured the upper floors of the main house, so we hope they will be open the next time we visit. A good piece of advice to visitors would be to wear closed-toe shoes for the tour of the grounds, as there are pebble walkways that do not bode well with sandals.
The people were friendly the guide was delightful funny informative the grounds were beautiful and well Kemp’s. The entire experience was wonderful I want to go back and spend more time in the. As Emmet-great stuff down tbere
The tour was very well done, we really enjoyed the guide and his vast knowledge regarding the property. It was enlightening as well as light hearted and fun to listen too. We enjoyed being able to tour the other buildings on our own and see the animals and the sites. It was a perfect way to spend Independence day.
We had a lovely and very educational afternoon at Berkeley. The house tour was great.
Beautiful property, home, great tour guide, films, rich history.
Our tour guide was a peach! Cant remember her name but she was very warm and friendly. Also very knowledgeable. We loved everything about our visit. I was there about 25 years ago and noted some of the info had changed over the years. I take this as a positive and am pleased that the research is ongoing and accuracy is important. Thanks for the visit back in time!
Great learning about our ancestors! Clarence was a wonderful guide
Very entertaining and knowledgeable guide
The grounds of this plantation were beautiful and very kept. My group really enjoyed learning about the history of the plantation. Tour guide was excellent and answered all questions effectively. We would suggest to other travelers with the highest recommendation.
Informative, entertaining tour guide. Wonderfully historic!! Gorgeous home and grounds!!
Very informative guide. Nice underground museum. Lovely grounds.
Excellent value for money and the tour was perfect. Grounds were stunning.
Great tour guide
Very informative. Best tour and stop of our 8 day colonial trip!
Donna, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Michelle was wonderful! My friend and I were the only ones in her tour group - what a treat! She was full of such incredible information and charm. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more and hope to return someday.
Enjoyed knowing that so many early Presidents were there also. The original wood floors were neat.
Guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Me and my group thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the stories. The grounds are beautiful and well kept.
The lady that was our tour guide was wonderful....very informative....spunky and lots of fun....the plantation is beautiful and filled with so much history of the first years in America!!
Amazing docent. Informed, articulate, humorous and enthusiastic. Well done!
Very friendly reception from all personnel who were delighted to share history, surrounding stories And experiences they had from the area.
The experience was unique, something that will be remarkable for the rest of our lives. Just going around of this beautiful place made us to remember how blessed we are to know more about the American culture and how proud we are to live in a nation with diversity and freedom. Thank you people in The Berkeley Plantation for sharing this amazing place! I will go back soon!!!
Our guide was FANTASTIC!!!
Excellent tour guide. Interesting stories about the famous people who spent time at the plantation. Lots to see on grounds and good introductory film. Will be nice to have second floor open.
Donna, our tour guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable about the history of the plantation and the history of early America. She really made our tour very enjoyable. Her recall and attention to detail was wonderful. We will return!
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining regarding the history of the plantation and those who lived there. The grounds were beautiful and nice to stroll through. We went all the way down to the river.
Excellent tour guide! One of the best sites on our trip!
Our tour guide was very informative. Allowing for questions. Sales clerk very kind and thoughtful. She also answered some questions we forgot to ask our guide.
The tour guide was excellent and everyone we encountered was extremely helpful.
Great tour guide, very knowledgeable and told interesting stories :)
It was an amazing experience! I had no idea there was so much history tucked in that piece of land. We loved our tour guide. His knowledge and ability to connect with his guests was amazing. I can't remember his name, but he was a tall, thin, African American gentleman. Very classy! I want to go back and soak in some more. I'll take other friends with me. Also compliments to the lady at the front desk. She was very welcoming and knowledgable as well. She said she's been there 25 years. You can tell she loves what she does! Beautiful property and can't wait until the 3rd floor opens up! Elena
The tour guide was excellent! Knowledgeable, great personality, made the visit feel like you were back in their times. Would recommend Berkeley Plantation to everyone.
The tour and related information provided helped us understand the rich history and the spectrum of great people who have visited this plantation! It is a special place and the tour helped us understand and appreciate this.
We had a fantastic guide. Corey was very knowledgeable and interesting!