Shirley Plantation, Charles City

4.4
#2 of 7 in Things to do in Charles City
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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  • Very interesting tour and the guide was amazing. So full of information. The only reason that I gave it four stars instead of five is that the price is high when compared to Berkeley plantation.  more »
  • We felt more could have been made of this house and the surrounding buildings. There was little information about how the estate would have worked and I think the owners are missing a trick by not hav...  more »
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  • Beautiful plantation house and outbuildings, extremely well-preserved! Some gardens, nice view over the river, small but good quality gift shop. Some of the buildings, like the icehouse and dovecote, are unique and worth the trip all by themselves. The structures were never damaged in wartime and the plantation has remained in the same family since founding, which makes a huge difference in the level of preservation.
  • Amazing little side trip and tour. Our guide was full of interesting history about the home and grounds. Traveled with 2 adults and 3 teenagers and everyone enjoyed it.

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