Our next stop was the Berkley plantation. The house was not as pretty as the Shirley Plantation but this place had amazing grounds. It was so beautiful with a great walk to the river. There was actually a wedding later that evening. I would have loved to have seen how that all turned out!
This is a picture of the kitchen. And the sign with the hole explained a cannon ball had been lodged in the kitchen from the civil war. That was pretty neat to see.
The Berkley plantation has been in many families since the 1600's. Unfortunately the families never had a lot of money so it has taken a lot for them to keep it up and open to the public. We realized on our plantation tour that a lot of the plantations are no longer open to the public because of how much it costs to run them and keep them open. So sad since we love history and touring plantations so much.
Our yummy lunch. It was so nice to sit down and eat a meal without having to feed someone else, rush through our meal, or deal with any meltdowns. We had some great food as well. I got the spinach, walnut, apple, and goat cheese salad. Oh yes right up my ally!
This is the cute little restaurant that was originally a home turned into restaurant
And the last plantation we got to visit, because we took so long touring the ones before, was the Kittiewan plantation. This one was off the beaten path which has recently been taken over by the Archeological Society of VA. It wasn't as grand on the outside but very ornate on the inside.
Love the molding inside. I would love this in my dinning room someday!