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Address: 7000 Westover Road, Charles City, VA 23030
Phone Number: 804 829 2882
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So beautiful!

Wonderfully kept and fantastic place for a wedding or just a day or exploring the grounds. A must see if you also visit Berkeley plantation!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully kept and fantastic place for a wedding or just a day or exploring the grounds. A must see if you also visit Berkeley plantation!

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We lived in Virginia for nearly 30 years, and visited it at least twice a year, as the flowers and shrubs change with seasons. Now that we live in NE, we visited Westover last December. The house is open for tours during Virginia Garden Weeks only, however, the beautiful large garden is open daily. The entry fee is on the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I almost didn't tour Westover because you could not see the inside of the house but was so glad I added it to my itinerary. Definitely a place to see.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Westover Plantation is located on Rt. 5, the historic road where many early plantations reside. It is down a long tan, gravel road. My Jeep loved it, your Camry may not!. When you arrive at the property there is a $5 charge to walk the grounds or $15 for the entire family. You are on the honor system. There is... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A stunning example of colonial architecture in the most historic part of Virginia. The house is incredible and the garden is stupendous. William Byrd II and III lived here, founded in 1619. Their river view is FANTASTIC! That in itself is worth the visit.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Awe inspiring home which you will not believe by just looking at the photos online. This plantation is so well kept and deserves continued support and visitation.

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Easton, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Admission to the grounds of Westover is on the honor system and one strolls around the property at leisure. Great gardens (but they could use some attention). The property should have some modern restrooms, however. The only bathroom facilities that we saw was the multi-hole "Necessary".

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Troy, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We visited during Historic Garden Week in Virginia. This plantation by far had the best gardens of the three we visited. Great staff appeared eager to give us the history of the plantation. The gardens were lovely and included tree peonies, sweetshrub, hydrangea, wisteria, and jet berry among other others. We were lucky enough to meet the former owner who... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I recently found William Byrd of Westover in my family tree and was driving to Williamsburg, VA from Rochester, NY, so wanted to see if I could stop in and get a tour of the home. I emailed her a couple weeks in advance and she said that was fine. Andrea, the owner, was very accommodating. It was a Sunday... More 

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Alexandria VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Only the gardens at Westover are open and a "suggested" admission fee of $5 is a little much for what you see. You do get to walk around a lovely house right on the James, but the gardens are not that special.

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