A Quality Time “Wandering” at Virginia’s most historic plantation. (Part of our trip to Williamsburg & Jamestown)
This is the site of the first Thanksgiving, the place where "Taps" was written and played, the site of the first commercial shipyard, and many other things. History buffs & non history buffs will enjoy.
All of the first 10 presidents have stepped foot inside this building. President Harrison lived inside this building. A signer of the Declaration of Independence lived inside this building. (Note: entrance to the basement museum.The museum is small but worth seeing.)
Cannon Ball from the attack by General J.B. Stuart on the Army of the Potomac 1862
Eleven years old….and the Medal Of Honor.. WOW
This Georgian mansion built in 1726 occupies a beautiful site overlooking the James River.
In this graveyard is buried Col. Benjamin Harrison V. Dec. 13, 1730- Apr. 24 1791. Signer of the Declaration Of Independence
Benjamin Harrison IV built on the estate what is believed to be the oldest three-story brick mansion in Virginia and is the ancestral home to two Presidents of the United States: William Henry Harrison, his grandson, and Benjamin Harrison his great-great-grandson. READ MORE
If visiting one needs to remember, “Berkeley Plantation is real, not a Disney recreation.”
Linda and I did not have lunch at this tavern though we went inside and looked around.
You may or may not know, I’m always hungry. So for lunch..
A great place to eat..Learn More.. The tavern is located halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg. (about 25 miles from each city)
That’s all for today..This flower was growing at the plantation…
The Berkeley Plantation in the Great State of Virginia
The buildings are just lovely!
Wonderful tour shots Joe for OWT and I am glad you both are having such a wonderful time too! ~ thanks, ^_^
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)
What a grand house!
This is such a wonderfully historical part of our country, and this site was full of interesting facts! I did not know there was an 11 year old Medal of Honor recipient!
Cool visit, Thanks for sharing it. My daughter and I visited Parliament Hill, where they were doing a couple of shows. The troops were amazing!
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