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Address: 7000 Westover Road, Charles City, VA 23030
Phone Number: 804 829 2882
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Beautiful grounds

Even though you can't go inside the house, I highly recommend stopping at this estate. The gardens are beautiful, the rest of the grounds are lovely and the house's exterior is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2016
Erin R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Even though you can't go inside the house, I highly recommend stopping at this estate. The gardens are beautiful, the rest of the grounds are lovely and the house's exterior is worth seeing. This was my friends favorite stop on our tour of the James River Plantations.

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1 Thank Erin R
Leesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Westover is privately owned and not open to the public on an everyday basis. I was lucky enough to see it this year on the Virginia Garden Week Tour. It is occupied by a family and therefore it's not your ordinary run of the mill Plantation tour expectation, loaded with antique furniture and empty spaces. It's a lived in loved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Take the time to walk around this property and make sure you leave a small donation! Lot's of history here going back to the Byrd family. Don't forget to walk over to the cemetery past the parking lot.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The inside of the plantation is not open to visitors right now, but we were able to visit the grounds and the cemetery. It sits right on the James River and the place was breathtaking.

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1 Thank lucyosborn
Minford, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

After spending several hours at the Berkeley Plantation, as we were leaving, we decided to turn into the next-door Westover Plantation. The Westover was well worth the five-dollar per adult (on the honor system) self-guided grounds tour. Though not as historic as the Berkeley, there is still plenty of history associated with the Westover. The Westover buildings appear to be... More 

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Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This plantation was a self guided tour and we were a bit disappointed we were unable to get inside but the grounds were very nice.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

this is one piece of american history everyone should see. the grounds are fantastic, the river view like none other, and it is very tranquil here. no inside tours, however, but, do see the outside and the grounds. it is worth the short drive from berkeley.

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1 Thank kathy r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Eagle, 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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