For military families with loved ones risking their lives for family and country, military service means sacrifice at home and abroad. This is as true today as it was during the many conflicts that formed this country. In a new booklet find out how the families of both planters and slaves at Shirley Plantation were forever changed by military conflict. Researched and written by staff historian Julian Charity, Courage at Home and Abroad: The Military History of Shirley Plantation booklet is based on original family documents and images from the family archives.
This booklet brings to life the military service history of the Hill Carter Family and all the families who called Shirley Plantation home from 1613 until the present day. Including stories from 17th - century founders and patriots, Bacon’s Rebellion, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Mexican American War, Spanish America War, World War I, and World War II, this 64-page booklet is filled with documented accounts from the private family collection of letters, journals and photographs.
Regular admission is $11.00 for adults and $7.50 for youth (6-18) with discounts for military, seniors, and AAA members. Memberships in the Shirley Plantation Foundation start at $40.00 a year and include unlimited admission for one year.
Shirley Plantation is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Winter hours of operation for the months of December, January and February are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Shirley Plantation is located on Scenic Route 5, just 10 miles east of I-295 near Richmond, 15 miles south of I-64 and 35 miles west of Williamsburg. Shirley Plantation has a Facebook page accessible through the home page or call 1-800-232-1613 or 1-804-829-5121.