Built in 1726, this Georgian mansion features beautifully-landscaped grounds filled with magnificent gardens and terraces. A ... More
Built in 1726, this Georgian mansion features beautifully-landscaped grounds filled with magnificent gardens and terraces. A knowledgeable guide dressed in an authentic costume will lead you through the plantation itself, which is filled with valuable antiques and furniture. The tour also includes a visit to a museum of Civil War artifacts. Special group rates are available - check the website for details.
I visited Berkeley on Friday 9/30/05. It was by no means close to Williamsburg, VA where I had been vacationing but it was still close enough for a visit. The history of the plantation is just overwhelmingly tremendous and was the highlight of the visit. The view of the James River from the long quarter mile terraced grounds in the rear was indeed awesome. My disappointment was in the fact that once inside the 3-story house you only get to see the 1st floor and the basement. Also, the exterior of the house and grounds appear to be in need of some upkeep and restoration. For $10.75 I just wanted more than what I got but it was still a beautiful visit.