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

     

    888-466-6018

    www.berkeleyplantation.com

  • 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.

    888-466-6018

    www.berkeleyplantation.com

  • 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)

     

    888-466-6018

     www.berkeleyplantation.com

  • 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

     

    888-466-6018

    www.berkeleyplantation.com

  • 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.

     

    888-466-6018

    www.berkeleyplantation.com

  • 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

    www.vagardenweek.org

 

 

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

Email: info@berkeleyplantation.com

 

 

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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