Endview Plantation, Newport News

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Endview Plantation is an 18th-century plantation which is located on Virginia State Route 238 in the Lee Hall community in the northwestern area of the independent city of Newport News, Virginia.HistoryEarlier known as the Harwood Plantation, the house was built in 1769 by William Harwood along the Great Warwick Road, which linked the colonial capital of Williamsburg with the town of Hampton on the harbor of Hampton Roads. The 238-year-old house and grounds were used by military forces during the Revolutionary War. General Thomas Nelson, Jr.'s Virginia Militia used it as a resting place on September 28, 1781, en route to Yorktown shortly before the surrender of the British troops under Lord Cornwallis.Military use again came during the War of 1812 and the American Civil War. Then the home of Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis, Jr., one of two doctors in Warwick County, Virginia, Endview also served as a hospital during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War.
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  • My husband and I visited Endview Plantation on June 26, 2017. We were immediately greeted by Savannah, who was our tour guide. She was very informative and took the time to answer any and all question...  more »
  • I was very involved is the restoration and it was a project that the City was very excited about. there are civil was re enactment's there for history buffs and the children Love the live action  more »
  • My date took me to the Plantation for a WWII Re-inactment. It was really neat to see all of the military regalia, the soldiers, everything down to the cigarettes and rations were authentic.  more »
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  • It is a great place to learn about lical American history, especially in this area. It also is a nice peaceful place to relax and enjoy nsture for free.
  • A fantastic place to visit to see what a Civil War plantation looked like. A reconstructed earthen fort helps visualize the fighting that took place here.
  • The Harvest Faire was a lot of fun. Excellent Mead!
  • Great historical place! We really enjoyed our visit and the Civil War Reenactment that was going on while we were there.
  • Ok place to visit. Not much to see or do though.

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