Berkeley Plantation Tour

Berkeley 2015 Garden Week-29The Berkeley Plantation is located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The location is famous because the Harrison family including the 9th president William Henry Harrison resided in the house. Students can take guided tours of the Georgian Mansion and view the breath-taking landscape. The student group will be guided by enthusiastic guides who are dressed in period costumes. Features include: the original 1726 mansion, a museum collection and beautiful gardens. The mansion is furnished with a magnificent collection of 18th century antiques. The museum collection contains artifacts from the Civil War as well as a unique collection of paintings that were made by artist Sydney King. The plantation also has a gift shop. The structure occupies a beautifully landscaped hilltop site that overlooks the historic James River. There are benches in the gardens for students to sit and enjoy the peaceful setting. There are also five terraces of restored boxwood and flower gardens. The tour of the grounds is self-guided. The location also offers student group tours on a variety of topics. Featured topics include the following: Colonial Times – Life of a child during the 18th century, Wm. Henry Harrison – our nations 9th U.S. President and Civil War - McClellan’s Army at Harrison’s Landing in 1862. Come with your student group to this one-of-a-kind plantation today!