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Virginia scenic historical sites located along SR-5 (John Tyler Hwy) in the Charles City region. [Scenic Trails]
Belle Air Plantation
11800 John Tyler Hwy, Charles City, VA 23230;
Built in 1670 of massive heartpine timbers. Closed to public.
12602 Harrison Landing Rd, Charles City, VA 23230; (804) 829-6018; Open: Daily 8AM-5PM;
Site of the first official Thanksgiving (1619), birthplace to Benjamin Harrison, signer on the Declaration of Independence and US President William Henry Harrison. 1726 Georgian mansion includes rare period antiques and boxwood gardens. Tours.
4800 John Tyler Hwy, Charles City, VA 23230; (804) 829-2962;
1849 plantation home is today a restored bed and breakfast inn. Grounds open daily.
6701 John Tyler Hwy, Charles City, VA 23230; (804) 829-5075; Open: Daily 9AM-5PM;
Home and 2,500 acre working farm founded by the Ruffin Family. Patriarch Edward Ruffin fired the first shot of the US Civil War. Period antiques, formal gardens and gift shop. Tours.
North Bend Plantation
12200 Weyanoke Rd, Charles City, VA 23230; (804) 829-5176;
Greek Revival manor built in 1819 for Sarah Harrison, sister of 9th US President William Henry Harrison. In 1864 served as headquarters of Gen. Sheridan. Today it is a bed and breakfast inn with large rooms and original antique furnishings. Grounds open daily 9AM-5PM.
Piney Grove at Southall Plantation
16920 Southall Plantation Ln., Charles City, VA 23230;
Built 1790, reflecting Early Virginia log architecture. Fine bed and breakfast accomodations. Gardens and grounds open daily, 9AM-5PM.
Sherwood Forest Plantation
14501 John Tyler Hwy, Charles City, VA 23230; (804) 829-5377; Open: Daily 9AM-5PM;
Home of John Tyler after he was President of the U.S. Tours.
501 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, VA 23230; (804) 829-5121; Open: Daily 9AM-5PM;
Virginia's oldest plantation (1613) and birthplace of Robert E. Lee's mother, Ann Hill Carter. Mansion includes a unique "flying staircare". Tours.
7000 Westover Rd, Charles City, VA 23230;
Colonial plantation mansion built 1730 by William Byrd II, founder of Richmond and Petersburg. Grounds and Gardens open daily 9AM-6PM.
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