Monday, July 21, 2014

The Berkeley Plantation in the Great State of Virginia

MQTlogoa A Quality Time “Wandering” at Virginia’s most historic plantation. (Part of our trip to Williamsburg & Jamestown)

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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.

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING

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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.)

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Cannon Ball from the attack by General J.B. Stuart on the Army of the Potomac 1862

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Eleven years old….and the Medal Of Honor.. WOW

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This Georgian mansion built in 1726 occupies a beautiful site overlooking the James River.

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DSC_0040 In this graveyard is buried Col. Benjamin Harrison V. Dec. 13, 1730- Apr. 24 1791. Signer of the Declaration Of Independence

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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

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If visiting one needs to remember, “Berkeley Plantation is real, not a Disney recreation.”

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Linda and I did not have lunch at this tavern though we went inside and looked around.

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You may or may not know, I’m always hungry. So for lunch..

6 A great place to eat..Learn More.. The tavern is located halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg. (about 25 miles from each city)

DSC_0050 That’s all for today..This flower was growing at the plantation…

JOETODDlinda360x292 Have a great day.

MQTlogoa The Berkeley Plantation in the Great State of Virginia

5 comments:

ladyfi said...

The buildings are just lovely!

carol l mckenna said...

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)

mun said...

What a grand house!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

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!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

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!