We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Westover Plantation

Address: 7000 Westover Road, Charles City, VA 23030
Phone Number: 804 829 2882
Website
Improve this listing
84%
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Write a Review

25 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    8
    2
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Alexandria VA
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
62 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
United States
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clinton, North Carolina, USA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, Maryland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Virginia Beach
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericksburg, VA
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
50 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newberry, South Carolina
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
56 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Anyone who loves Georgian architecture like we do is in for a treat. This is a magnificent estate, situated on the north shore of the James River and definitely worth the visit. However, we didn't feel comfortable coming too close to the buildings, so we missed out on a really intimate look at the extent of the buildings stretched out... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were only able to visit the grounds and gardens of this plantation but the grounds were beautiful. The gardens were nice but not a pretty and they would have been in Spring. There were a number of flowers in bloom and we did get some good photos.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boykins, VA
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Although it is privately owned, and not open to the public except for special occasions (e.g. Garden Week), we visit the grounds of Westover annually. It always feels like we've walked back in time. We have seen bald eagles several times and even got great close up pics one year. The owner of Westover does a great job of maintaining... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Westover Plantation also viewed

 

Been to Westover Plantation? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Westover Plantation staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?