Berkeley, one of Virginia’s most historic plantations, is the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V., signer of the Declaration of Independence and William Henry Harrison, ninth U.S. president. The first official Thanksgiving was held here (1619). “Taps” was composed here (1862) at the Civil War Headquarters of General McClellan. Costumed guides conduct tours of the 1726 Georgian mansion daily. Outstanding gardens overlook the James River.
Berkeley Plantation Gift Shop is located in an original outbuilding, adjacent to the 1726 mansion. The shop offers a unique collection of historical mementos and charming gifts.
Host your wedding or corporate event at one of the most historic plantations on the James River. By offering a variety of sites, we’re able to accommodate your group whether large or small, formal or casual. From the grand expanse of the landscape to the vistas overlooking the river, the setting assures that your time at Berkeley will be unique and memorable.
National Historic Landmark
Civil War Trails site
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail site
Open daily 9:30 – 4:30