On December 4th 1619, a group of 38 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Hundred. The Berkeley Plantation is located about 20 miles upstream from Jamestown, where the first settle of the Virginia Colony was established in 1607. The Indian Massacre of 1622 where nine settlers at the Berkeley Hundred were killed, along with a third of the entire population of the Virginia Colony settlers were compelled to leave the property. After a few years of abandonment, the location became the home of the Harrison family. The Harrison family was one of the first families of Virginia.
During the Civil War, Union forces occupied the plantation in 1862 and Abraham Lincoln visited twice. The Harrison family was not able to regain possession of their home after the war. It fell into disrepair for many years as it was passed on to a number of various owners before the state of Virginia stepped in.
The Berkeley Plantation is truly a unique experience. Visitors will be given the opportunity to get a glimpse of old Virginia, and will be captivated by the majestic setting of the property. The Berkeley Plantation is a fixture in American history. Regarded as one of the largest plantations in United States history, the property gives visitors a unique experience that is unlike any other. If you want to gain a unique experience of American history and want to step foot on a landmark of America's origins come to the Berkeley Plantation