Berry Hill Mansion was completed in 1842 and was built at a cost of $100,000, utilizing almost entirely slave labor. One of the few exceptions to this was the grand floating staircase in the main entry way. This staircase was built by a freed black craftsman named Thomas Day. The staircase still stands today and it's beauty and longevity are a testament to it's craftsmanship. Berry Hill's exterior walls are constructed from locally made brick and are 3 feet thick at it's base. It's 8 pillars on the main portico were inspired and made to resemble the Greek Parthenon.
Berry Hill still stands today much in the same way it was originally constructed, along with 2 remaining slave quarters, as well as a 3rd partially in ruins. Berry Hill is also home to one of Virginia's largest slave cemeteries, Diamond Hill Cemetery. Diamond Hill Cemetery has over 200 individually headstone/foot-stone marked grave sites.
Berry Hill Plantation is now an award winning resort, spar, and conference center with over 92 rooms and 2 restaurants on site. Berry Hill is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.