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Berkeley Plantation at Harrison's Landing

12602 Harrison Landing Road, 1, VA 23030, USA

During the Civil War, Berkeley Plantation was occupied by General George McClellan's Union troops. In July and August of 1862, one hundred and forty thousand soldiers camped in the surrounding fields, and the entire U.S. Navy, equivalent to 10, 000 men in gunpowder, brought supplies and food between Hampton Roads and Harrison's Landing. President Lincoln visited Berkeley on two occasions during McClellan's encampment. While at Berkeley, General Daniel Butterfield composed the familiar tune "Taps," first played by his bugler, O.W. Norton.

 

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Directions

From Williamsburg: Take Rt. 5 West (John Tyler Memorial Hwy). Travel approximately 30 miles. Berkeley Entrance is on the left. From Downtown Richmond: Follow Main Street East – Rt. 5 East. Travel Rt. 5 East approximately 25 miles. Berkeley Entrance is on the right.

Visitor Services

Gift shop, picnic area

Available Interpretation

conducted house tours, films, museum and self-guided garden tours to "taps" and thanksgiving monuments.

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Admission Fee

Adults $11.00, students (13-16) $7.50, children (6-12) $6 .00

Hours

January - mid March, 10:30am - 3:30pm. Mid March - December, 9:30am - 4:30pm.

Phone

804-829-6018

Website

http://www.berkeleyplantation.com »

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