"Land of James River plantations" Charles City by matcrazy1
Charles City Travel Guide: 87 reviews and 170 photos
Nat (b1bob) planned for us to visit famous Colonial Williamsburg on our second day in American soil. First, we went by car to scenic Virginia Route 5 and we visited Berkely plantation - the first plantation I ever visited. Thank you Nat, it was great choice. There are a few other plantations nearby.
The Berkeley Plantation is the place where:
1. The first official Thanksgiving in America took place in 1619.
2. The first bourbon whiskey was distilled in 1621.
3. William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the USA (1841) was born in 1773. His grandson, Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President.
4. The first time Army bugle call "Taps" was played in 1862.
Charles City in real is not a city but the county located east of Richmond along the northern bank of an impressive James River. The county has total population of only a little bit over 6,000 and... no city. Instead we saw beautiful fall landcapes with lakes, forests and farmlands. This area looks very similar to where I live in Poland.
On the way to Williamsburg we ate delicious and authentic Southern lunch in Indian Fields Tavern restaurant. The restaurants in Richmond were great but... nothing compared to this one.
- Pros:Historic plantations, pretty nature, delicious southern food
- In a nutshell:Discover the most historic plantations in the USA!
It's more my suggestions for the Berkeley plantation owners than real warning tip. My improving nature, ask the owners... more travel advice
Excuse, I didn't sleep in Charles City but I got to know that 3 of 9 James River Plantations houses bed & breakfast... more travel advice
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