This Seasons Events

  • February 13, 14, 15, 2016


    Tippecanoe and Tyler Too, Presidents’ Day Weekend at Berkeley Plantation


    Berkeley Plantation, birthplace of our nation’s ninth U.S. President.


    Enjoy Berkeley’s famous hospitality and learn about one of the most popular presidential campaigns of American history, which generated the familiar “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” campaign slogan. $11 pp



  • March 1-31, 2016


    Berkeley Homeschool Month


    During the month of March, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschooled students and their families.

    Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 18th century life on a plantation.


    Explore the museum of paintings and artifacts and walk the five terraces of restored gardens leading to the James River.


    Picnic area available or bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic by the James River.

    The rate during this special offer is $8.50 for adults

    and $5.00 for students (k-12).

    Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.


  • March 19-27, 2016


     Children’s Nature Hunt at Berkeley Plantation



    Bring the family to Berkeley and learn its amazing history, while searching for treasures along the river shore, gardens and grounds.


    Children’s brochures and picnic area available.

    Nature hunt included with regular admission tickets.

    $11 per adult/$6 per child (ages 6-12)



  • April 23-30, 2016


    Garden Week at Berkeley Plantation


    Floral arrangements will be displayed throughout the elegant 1726 manor house.


    Enjoy walks in the restored boxwood and flower gardens, breathtaking vistas of the James River and guided house tours with costumed guides.


    9:30-4:30 daily. $11 pp



  • April 24 & 26, 2016


    Afternoon Tea at Berkeley Plantation


    Sip tea and enjoy finger sandwiches, scones and pastries in the midst of the beautiful spring gardens at historic Berkeley Plantation.


    Includes guided house tour and self-guided garden tour.


    1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.  $36 pp


    Reservations required.



  • April 26 27 & 28, 2016


    James River Plantations Historic Garden Week Tour

    Sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia


    Berkeley, Shirley and Westover Plantations

    along with Westover Church

    celebrate Historic Garden Week.


    A special combo ticket allows access to the house and grounds at each plantation and tour of Westover Church.


    Tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of gardens throughout the state.


    To purchase combo tickets visit



Winter Hours of Operation

Open Daily


During the month of January


Tours are conducted

10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.


Last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.


  House & Gardens

Open Daily


12602 Harrison Landing Road

Charles City, Virginia 23030


Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore and exhibits, pick a pumpkin and find your way through the  corn maze, all while learning Berkeley’s amazing history.


The corn maze is included in Berkeley’s regular tour admission,

an additional fee is charged to take home a pumpkin.

Children brochures and picnic area available.


Phone:  888-466-6018

Toll Free: 1-888-466-6018

Fax: (804) 829-6757




Latitude          Longitude

37.317⁰N        77.180⁰W


              Berkeley is located off

State Route 5

Between Richmond & Williamsburg

Welcome to Berkeley Plantation

Step back in time to a bygone era and experience a genteel 18th century life style. Nowhere can you find a more unspoiled and tranquil environment. Our history begins in 1619 when settlers observed the first official Thanksgiving in America.
Berkeley’s 1726 Georgian mansion is the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V, signer of the Declaration of Independence and three times governor of Virginia. The estate is also the birthplace of William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States, and ancestral home of his grandson, Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third President.
During the Civil War, Berkeley was occupied by General George McClellan’s Union troops. While at Berkeley, General Daniel Butterfield composed the familiar tune “Taps”, first played by his bugler, O.W. Norton.
Enthusiastic guides in period costumes conduct tours of the mansion daily. The mansion is furnished with a magnificent collection of 18th century antiques and artifacts.
Grounds tours are self-guided and include five terraces of boxwood and flowering gardens leading to the James River, monuments to the First Thanksgiving and to Taps, and the Harrison family graveyard.
The gardens provide an elegant setting for weddings and private events.
The first Sunday in November, Berkeley celebrates the historic 1619 landing with the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival.
In December, the plantation is decorated with traditional holiday decorations of fresh greenery and natural arrangements from Berkeley’s gardens.
A Virginia and National Historic Landmark  


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Berkeley will be CLOSED for renovations


February 1 through

February 12




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