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Chelsea Plantation, West Point

#245 of 260 in Historic Sites in Virginia
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Chelsea is a historic home located near West Point, King William County, Virginia. It was built in 1709, and consists of a two-story, brick main block with a hipped roof and 1 1/2-story, gambrel roofed rear ell. In 1764, Thomas Jefferson attended the wedding of an old friend, John Walker, at Chelsea; sources commonly say (and Jefferson eventually, in 1805, seemed to acknowledge) that he later repeatedly made improper advances to his friend's wife, all of which she rejected. In 1781, shortly before the Battle of Yorktown, Lafayette's army camped at Chelsea, and the Marquis de Lafayette used the house as his headquarters.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.
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  • Beautiful grounds with River front view. But oh my goodness. Inside the house selections from the private collection of the owner. period artwork, furniture, glassware, floor and wall coverings...  more »
  • We must have been there for 5 hours, just soaking in the beauty of this plantation.. Could not believe the vastness and how well kept it was.. refreshing  more »
  • Wish this place were back on the tourist market......beautiful inside!
  • It's a nice place to fish and relax

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