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Address: 7000 Westover Road, Charles City, VA 23030
Phone Number: 804 829 2882
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Impressive Mansion With Great Location And Gardens.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Easton, MD
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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 27 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You can only tour the grounds, but this was a beautiful property!! Very unique and I'm glad I took the time.

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Clinton, North Carolina, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

You can only tour the grounds which isn't much but it's very pretty. Not really worth the $5 fee charged.

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very disappointed with this. Just wanted to see outside of home and not walk the grounds, fee too much to just walk the grounds. After 2 miles and a half off road, on a gravel road going 5 to 10 mph, was disappointed to not actually see the home, hidden in trees. This sits on the James River. This home... More 

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Virginia Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Very kid and family friendly Plantation. The outbuildings, including the ice and outhouse, were easily accessible. Huge garden and grounds right on the water. Was actually used as a main set for the AMC series TURN. Whether you are a fan or not it is a great trip to a beautiful Plantation.

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Fredericksburg, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is the third James River plantation we've been to, and ranks in the middle. Shirley was better, & Sherwood Forest was worse. The house is amazing, and the grounds are pretty nice. The views of the river are well worth it. The cemetery is a little bit of a hike, but its flat & grassy to walk there. Some... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Although the admission is only to the grounds, a visit to Westover should be considered when touring the Berkeley Plantation "next door". The home to the patriarch of the Byrd family, Westover is an elegant reminder of a more beautiful time. The garden in the spring has an abundant display of peonies and they contrast beautifully with iris and rhododendron... More 

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Address: Address: 7000 Westover Road, Charles City, VA 23030
Phone Number: 804 829 2882
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charles City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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