Berkeley Plantation

12602 Harrison Landing Rd.
Charles City, VA 23030- Map It
Phone: (804) 829-6018

AAA Editor Notes

Berkeley Plantation is 6.5 mi. w. on SR 5, then 1 mi. s. to 12602 Harrison Landing Rd. The 1726 Georgian mansion is the birthplace of both Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and William Henry Harrison, ninth U.S. president. “Taps” was composed here while Gen. George McClellan used Berkeley as a Civil War headquarters. The grounds feature five terraces that contain restored boxwood and flower gardens along the James River. Costumed guides lead tours. Guided tours are available.
$12; $7 (ages 6-16).
Hours: Daily 9:30-4:30, Mar.-Dec.; 10:30-3:30, rest of year. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.