Shirley Plantation, Charles City

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Shirley Plantation is more than a historic house with authentic family furnishings! Shirley has original outbuildings with displays and exhibits such as a time line spanning nearly 400 years of American history, ice harvest display in the original ice pit loft, archaeology panels and new artifact display, slavery and servitude exhibit, food preparation display, architecture panels, farm equipment and more. Enjoy the scenic James River from the lawn or take in the expansive view of fields of wheat, corn, cotton or soybeans.
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  • We were lucky enough to be led through Shirley Plantation by Julian Charity. I don't mean to short shrift the wonderful house and 12-generation family who live there--the house and the family are amaz...  more »
  • When we arrived, we realized that we had already toured this plantation years ago. The plantation was supposed to be open, but it was not. Shirley Plantation is the oldest active plantation in Virgini...  more »
  • The owners of Shirley Plantation are the 11th generational descendants of the original owners. We had the pleasure of having one of the owners as our tour guide, and the historical perspective provide...  more »
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  • This was a work visit and cold to boot so I didn't play tourist. I walked around a couple of minutes and got a favorable impression meaning I put it of places to visit when there is time. The Plantation was established in 1613 so there's lots of history to think about. It's a beautiful piece of property too. I do recommend going in the vinyard because the road is better.
  • We had a wonderful visit and enjoyed our tour of the plantation. Which is the oldest working Plantation continuously owned by one family in North America.
  • Nice for a outside tour, since we were there in February didn't get to see the inside.
  • Gotta take the tour. What an abundance of history you've always known but never really knew.
  • Beautiful property. Very informative tour with a charming guide. The place is so well preserved and the buildings and grounds are just gorgeous. The outlying building that you're able to explore alone all have a wealth of information inside of them.
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