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Shirley Plantation, Charles City
(4.1/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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 went here on a recommendation and we really enjoyed it. Our tour guide was fabulous and did a great job of bringing the plantation to life. I wish I knew her name. The history of this house and the...  more »
  • Having recently moved to Virginia from California, it was about time to visit the Shirley Plantation. It is the country's oldest working farm owned by eleven successive generations of the same family ...  more »
  • The property and the tour were quite impressive. Who knew son much history could be encompassed in one property. This is an easy must-see. 
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  • A real gem and a delightful tour of the first floor of the house. The family still lives in the home and has kept it in great condition. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us interested as he educated us on the history of the plantation and the family. The tour was a good value ($10) and the property really takes you back to a different period in American history.
  • We loved the Shirley Plantation. The tour guide was knowledgeable and sweet. I loved the details on the people that lived there. Seemed like a generation of smart, interesting people. The history in the ice room was fantastic! Thank you, Laura
  • Bad staff, charged me for my mentally disabled son who can't even walk through the grounds because he is 6 years old. What a joke. Don't come here.
  • Area looks nice but we couldn't see the value of the cost.
  • Very authentic plantation still has original family living within the house