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Westover Plantation

7000 Westover Road, Charles City, VA 23030
804 829 2882
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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55 helpful votes 55 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

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Newberry, South Carolina
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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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Boykins, VA
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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

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Clifton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

As Virginia Garden Week approaches . . . it's a great time to put Westover on your agenda. Garden Week is the one time a year you can see inside the beautiful house. Built almost three centuries ago, it's not only lovely, it's a true family home, filled with treasures and history. It's my favorite of the James River Plantations.... More

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Rhode Island
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

My wife and I had visited Westover a number of years ago, and we have fond memories of a very impressive location, magnificent plantation house and an interesting experience visiting Westover. We visited again recently, on a sunny March afternoon. The sun was brilliant on the James River frontage of Westover's plantation house. There were no other visitors during the... More

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Arlington, VA
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18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Since you are only allowed on the grounds for a self-guided tour, you have to content yourself with guessing how nice the home is inside. But given the spectacular riverfront setting and gracious lines of the Georgian main house, it's worth the visit just to see what you can see from the grounds.

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