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Jan 3 - Mar 9

CLOSED FOR HOUSE TOURS

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Shirley Plantation will be closed for house tours to the general public from January 3, 2018 until March 9, 2018. The grounds and gardens will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for a fee of $5.00 and under per person. To book a private or group tour, email info@shirleyplantation.com, or call 804-829-5121.…

Mar 10 - Dec 31

Mission: Shirley

Beverley Escapes from house

Go on an adventure with a member of the Carter family from the past. Decide who to trust and decode secret messages. A prize awaits if you complete the mission. Ask the gift shop clerk for a map with decoder.

Mar 10 - Dec 31

Nature Walk

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Learn about the animals, both wild and domestic, that live at Shirley, and the plants, trees, and river that make up their habitat. Nature walk included with admission. Ask the gift shop clerk for the Field Guide/Map.

Mar 15

The Twin’s Two-fer

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Admission today is two for one* in honor of the 12th generation Carter twins’, Hill & Lela’s, 2nd Birthday!  In order to receive this special deal, tell the gift shop clerk “Happy Birthday!” The first 36 people to purchase tickets can also celebrate with a complimentary sweet treat. *One complimentary admission with purchase of admission…

Mar 17
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Mar 17
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Mar 26 - Mar 30

Homeschool Days

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Homeschool students and their parents receive a special admission rate.  Learn about Colonial American life on Virginia’s first plantation and home to 12 generations of the same family. Shirley is America’s oldest family owned business and an active farm today. Students can take the Nature Walk and play Mission Shirley, an interactive game that will…

Mar 31
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Mar 31
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Apr 1

CLOSED

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Shirley Plantation will be closed Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.  We will reopen April 2, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. with the first house tour beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Apr 14
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Apr 14
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Apr 22
10:00 am
- Apr 24
4:30 pm

Virginia’s Historic Garden Week

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James River Plantations Historic Garden Week Tour sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia. Shirley, Berkeley, and Westover Plantations celebrate Virginia’s Historic Garden Week and the arrival of Spring. Tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of gardens throughout the state. Click here for more information and to purchase combination tickets click here. $45.00 per person

Apr 28
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Apr 28
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

May 12
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

May 12
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

May 26
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

May 26
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

May 28

Memorial Day

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All active duty US military, veterans, their spouses and dependents receive admission at half off. The Great House will proudly display patriotic bunting, the American flag will be flying and house tours will highlight stories of Hill Carter family military experiences. Signed copies of Shirley’s book of Military History written by house Historian, Julian Charity,…

Jun 9
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Jun 9
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Jun 23
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Jun 23
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Sep 8
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Sep 8
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Sep 17 - Sep 20

Homeschool Days

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Homeschool Days: Homeschool students and their parents receive a special admission rate.  Learn about Colonial American life on Virginia’s first plantation and home to 12 generations of the same family. Shirley is America’s oldest family owned business and an active farm today. Students can take the Nature Walk and play Mission Shirley, an interactive game…

Sep 22
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Sep 22
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Oct 6
2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Haunted Tales & Tours

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This unique tour of Berkeley, Edgewood, and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic plantations in Charles City, Virginia. Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a progressive tour. The tour begins at 2:30 p.m. at Shirley Plantation, continues to Berkeley, and…

Oct 8
2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Haunted Tales & Tours

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This unique tour of Berkeley, Edgewood, and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic plantations in Charles City, Virginia. Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a progressive tour. The tour begins at 2:30 p.m. at Shirley Plantation, continues to Berkeley, and…

Oct 12
4:45 pm
- 6:00 pm

Haunted Tales of Shirley

Negative Shirley

This unique After-Hours tour of  Shirley Plantation will give an insight to the spirits and mysteries of this historic plantation in Charles City, Virginia. Hear about strange funeral practices and mourning customs over the past four centuries during this special tour of the Great House. Meet the ghosts that have called Shirley home for generations.…

Oct 13
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Oct 13
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Oct 13
2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Haunted Tales & Tours

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This unique tour of Berkeley, Edgewood, and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic plantations in Charles City, Virginia. Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a progressive tour. The tour begins at 2:30 p.m. at Shirley Plantation, continues to Berkeley, and…

Oct 26
4:45 pm
- 6:00 pm

Haunted Tales of Shirley

Negative Shirley

This unique After-Hours tour of  Shirley Plantation will give an insight to the spirits and mysteries of this historic plantation in Charles City, Virginia. Hear about strange funeral practices and mourning customs over the past four centuries during this special tour of the Great House. Meet the ghosts that have called Shirley home for generations.…

Oct 27
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Oct 27
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Oct 28
2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Haunted Tales & Tours

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This unique tour of Berkeley, Edgewood, and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic plantations in Charles City, Virginia. Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a progressive tour. The tour begins at 2:30 p.m. at Shirley Plantation, continues to Berkeley, and…

Nov 10
11:00 am
- 11:45 am

Slavery Walking Tour

Laborers at neighboring Upper Shirley Plantation following the Civil War

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 11:00 a.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Nov 10
1:00 pm
- 1:45 pm

Slavery Walking Tour

Upper Shirley 7

Join Shirley Plantation Historian Julian Charity on a walking tour at 1:00 p.m. about the slave population that constructed, maintained, and lived at Shirley Plantation. Admission is required to join the walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Nov 11

Veteran’s Day

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All active duty US military, veterans, their spouses and dependents receive admission at half off. The Great House will proudly display patriotic bunting, the American flag will be flying and house tours will highlight stories of Hill Carter family military experiences. Signed copies of Shirley’s book of Military History written by house Historian, Julian Charity,…

Dec 1 - Dec 31

Christmas at Shirley

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Experience an authentic family Christmas with the Carters. Generations of ornaments, decorations, and special Christmas collections fill Shirley with Holiday Spirit. See the Flying Staircase illuminated. No two years are ever the same. Find one-of-a-kind items in our Gift Shop and take advantage of complimentary gift wrap.

Dec 1
2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Candlelight Christmas Tour

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Historic Homes in Charles City offer Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season. Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era.  Partake in progressive candlelight tours beginning at Shirley and continuing to Berkeley, ending with refreshments at Edgewood Plantation. Enjoy the famous hospitality at…

Dec 3
2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Candlelight Christmas Tour

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Historic Homes in Charles City offer Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season. Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era.  Partake in progressive candlelight tours beginning at Shirley and continuing to Berkeley, ending with refreshments at Edgewood Plantation. Enjoy the famous hospitality at…

Dec 8
2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Candlelight Christmas Tour

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Historic Homes in Charles City offer Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season. Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era.  Partake in progressive candlelight tours beginning at Shirley and continuing to Berkeley, ending with refreshments at Edgewood Plantation. Enjoy the famous hospitality at…

Dec 15
2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Candlelight Christmas Tour

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Historic Homes in Charles City offer Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season. Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era.  Partake in progressive candlelight tours beginning at Shirley and continuing to Berkeley, ending with refreshments at Edgewood Plantation. Enjoy the famous hospitality at…

Dec 22
2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Candlelight Christmas Tour

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Historic Homes in Charles City offer Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season. Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era.  Partake in progressive candlelight tours beginning at Shirley and continuing to Berkeley, ending with refreshments at Edgewood Plantation. Enjoy the famous hospitality at…

Dec 26
2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Candlelight Christmas Tour

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Historic Homes in Charles City offer Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season. Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era.  Partake in progressive candlelight tours beginning at Shirley and continuing to Berkeley, ending with refreshments at Edgewood Plantation. Enjoy the famous hospitality at…

Dec 29
2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Candlelight Christmas Tour

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Historic Homes in Charles City offer Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season. Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era.  Partake in progressive candlelight tours beginning at Shirley and continuing to Berkeley, ending with refreshments at Edgewood Plantation. Enjoy the famous hospitality at…