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Address: 7000 Westover Road, Charles City, VA 23030
Phone Number: 804 829 2882
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Nice house, amazing river views

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2014
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Fredericksburg, VA
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Rochester, NY
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215 reviews 215 reviews
106 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
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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227 reviews 227 reviews
62 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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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.

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
50 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Shreveport, Louisiana
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225 reviews 225 reviews
60 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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