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    Plantation Tours

    July 11

    Compatriots will have the opportunity to enjoy Tours of James River Plantations or The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

    Berkeley Plantation

     Built by Benjamin Harrison IV, the house is the oldest three-story  mansion in Virginia, ancestral home to two US Presidents, William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison.  Site of the first time that the Army bugle call “Taps” was played, in 1862 during the Civil War.

    The oldest active plantation in Virginia, it was built in the Georgian style in 1723, although plantation operations date back to 1614.  Home to Robert “King” Carter, it played a role in “Bacon’s Rebellion” in 1676 when it was plundered by the rebels. 

    Westover Plantation

    Ancestral home to the Byrd family including William Byrd II, founder of the City of Richmond, this is the first 18th century mansion built (1730) in the Georgian style

     

    Saturday July 11th Four Buses will depart Richmond, three of the buses will visit three of the historic plantations located along the James River. The fourth bus will head to Yorktown to tour the American Revolution Museum.

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