Berkeley Plantation Tour in Charles City

1385 Ratings


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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.

Duration:  2hrs
Cancellation:  No refunds for cancelled bookings
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  • 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

What's Included

  • Admission ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Film
  • Museum and self-guided gardens at your leisure

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Mar 28, 2023
Mar 26, 2023
This is a beautiful house and very well preserved. Our docent was interesting and provided several interesting stories!
Mar 26, 2023
Mar 22, 2023
Informative tour of a place with a fascinating history. Guides were clear and thorough. Introductory film was educational and useful.
Mar 22, 2023
The Berkeley Plantation is well worth your visit! A beautiful property, the home and outbuildings have a fascinating history for the past 200 years, serving as the ancestral home for the famous Benjamin family as well as the area headquarters for the Union Army during the Civil War. Our tour guide was very well versed on all the history and was very entertaining as well, able to tie the complex web of stories into an informative narrative. Don't miss all the historical displays in the lower level. Enjoy!
Mar 21, 2023
Mar 21, 2023
The staff at Berkeley were very informative and kind. A great deal of knowledge and stories were shared on the tour . Worth the stop. Beautiful grounds.
Mar 21, 2023
Mar 20, 2023
The buildings and grounds were well maintained and we enjoyed seeing the interiors and strolling the property. Our tour guide was well informed, humourous and passionate about his job while welcoming questions as we proceeded. The basement museum was full of interesting artifacts which were explained by signage. Two films are available for visitors to learn the history of the plantation and its various owners. A visit to Berkeley is well worth the price of admission.
Mar 20, 2023
Our host was excellent!!! Very knowledgeable and the presentation was outstanding!


Meeting location:  12602 Harrison Landing Rd


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