- 37 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
- 37 Ratings
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!
The tour guide was so knowledgeable and charismatic. I didn’t want to leave because he made everything so interesting! My boyfriend and I were incredibly satisfied. Thank you! And we will definitely be back for the slave exhibit when it is created!
First, our guide was very informative and gave g reat tour. Impressed with care and condition of house with no outside support. Enjoyed the history on site.
Loved the inside and outside portions of the tour. I could spend hours there and would love to come back. I do wish the tour guides could have given some scholarly foundation how they knew things were true: corroboration through letters, archaeology, newspapers at the time. I wish there could have been a verbal overview of the outside, as the brochure is too small to give enough detail and the grounds not thoroughly labelled. Would have appreciated more detail about the graveyard's inhabitants, though Taps and First Landing exhibits were spectacular.
Tour guide was excellent!
Our docent was magnificent! Very well informed and entertaining.
We thoutoughly enjoyed our tour and highly recommend it. Clarence, out your guide, was terrific! We will come back the next time we are in the area.
Our experience here was wonderful! It is a hidden gem in a history rich part of the United States. The story of the original residents (First Thanksgiving, the owners of Berkeley II, the Union occupation (the writing of Taps), and the amazing story of restoration made history come to life! To step foot on the floors that hosted the first 10 Presidents of the United States is an opportunity that should not be missed.
Tour guide was knowledgeable and the experience was an enjoyable one!
Loved the tour guide, her dress, and overall knowledge of the history of the plantation as well as her personality! Enjoyed walking the grounds and the beautiful river views.
A little short for the amount of $$ but the tour guide was excellent. Would have enjoyed hearing about the paranormal experiences at Berkeley. Not a proper plantation without a few ghosts :)
EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE FOR ALL 14 IN OUR PARTY FROM YOUNG TO OLD. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE TOUR GUIDE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Very informative and fun. I would love to be able to see the whole house!!
Knowledgeable tour guide, beautiful interior, grounds well kept. Just a very satisfying visit overall.
We loved your beautiful plantation home, grounds and history. our guide could have been more knowledgeable about aspects of the history relating to native Americans but was rather fixated on the furniture, social life and ghosts .
Our tour guide was extremely informative. When he was asked questions unrelated to the tour but related to events of that time frame, his responses were quick and accurate.