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.
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... 更多
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.
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.
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.
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... 更多
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.
Westover Plantation is located on Rt. 5, the historic road where many early plantations reside. It is down a long tan, gravel road. My Jeep loved it, your Camry may not!. When you arrive at the property there is a $5 charge to walk the grounds or $15 for the entire family. You are on the honor system. There is... 更多