Williamsburg and Hampton Roads

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  • 1. Berkeley Plantation

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    Virginians say that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated at Berkeley in December 1619, not in Massachusetts in 1621. This plantation was the...Read More

  • 2. Endview Plantation

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    Built in 1769 by William Harwood, the Georgian-style house known as Endview Plantation has witnessed momentous events in American history. Situated...Read More

  • 3. Everard House

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    Built in 1717 by John Brush, a gunsmith, and later owned by Thomas Everard, who was twice mayor of Williamsburg, this wood-frame house contains...Read More

  • 4. George Wythe House

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    This home was the residence of Thomas Jefferson's law professor; Wythe was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence. General Washington...Read More

  • 5. Governor's Palace

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    His Majesty's Governor Alexander Spotswood built the original Governor's Palace in 1720, and seven British viceroys, the last of them Lord Dunmore...Read More

  • 6. Lee Hall Mansion

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    Lee Hall, an Italianate mansion constructed around 1859, was once home to one of Warwick County's leading landowners, Richard Decauter Lee,...Read More

  • 7. Peyton Randolph House

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    This was the home of a prominent colonist and revolutionary who served as attorney general under the British, then as Speaker of the House of...Read More

  • 8. Sherwood Forest Plantation

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    Dating from 1720, at 300 feet, this plantation is said to be the longest wood-frame house in the United States. It was the retirement home of...Read More

  • 9. Shirley Plantation

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    Chartered in 1613 and the oldest plantation in Virginia, Shirley has been occupied by a single family, the Carters, for 11 generations. Their...Read More

  • 10. Weston Manor

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    Weston Manor, built in 1789 by the Gilliam family, is a classic example of Virginia Georgian architecture, a formal five-bay manor with hipped...Read More

  • 11. Westover Plantation

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    This home was built circa 1720 by Colonel William Byrd II (1674–1744), an American aristocrat and founder of the city of Richmond who spent...Read More

  • 12. Adam Thoroughgood House

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    Inland from the shore is the early-18th-century Adam Thoroughgood House, named for the prosperous plantation owner who held a land grant of...Read More

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