James River Plantations

All listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the five James River Plantations bring visitors back in time to experience one of the earliest settled areas of America. Explore the grounds of Sherwood Forest, Westover, Shirley, Evelynton, and Berkeley plantations while addressing a number of subjects such as colonial education, social courtesies, religious life, Native Americans, slavery, and agriculture, among many others, in the James River region. The beautiful plantation mansions provide an even clearer view into the past, with preserved rooms containing colonial and Civil War-era furniture, artifacts, tools, artwork, clothing, documents, and more. Individual educational programs, tours, hours, and pricing vary by location, all of which are accessible through the James River Plantations website.
 
Contact Info
Address: Route 5, Charles City, VA. Charles City County. Website: www.jamesriverplantations.org. Hrs: Varies.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Programs. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue