Westover Plantation is off SR 5 at 7000 Westover Rd. An outstanding example of Georgian architecture, this plantation home fronting the James River was built in the mid-18th-century by the William Byrd family. Visitors can stroll the grounds, which feature a row of 150-year-old tulip poplars, cast-iron gates and a formal walled garden established around 1900. Other outbuildings include an ice house, a necessary house, an old kitchen and an escape tunnel built after a Native American massacre in 1622.
Brochures for a self-guiding walking tour of the grounds are available at the gate. The house can be toured during Historic Garden Week in late April and during the Autumn Pilgrimage in September.