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What are some historic plantations in Virginia?

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Some historic plantations in Virginia that are open to the public include Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Weston Plantation in Hopewell and Edgewood Plantation in Charles City. Thirty-three Virginia plantations listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including Kittiewan Plantation and Berkeley Plantation, are located along the James River.

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Many historic plantations in Virginia offer daily guided tours, while others are private residences or are only open to the public during certain times of the year. Some plantation homes operate as bed and breakfast establishments.

Plantation homes in Virginia often have connections to prominent figures in American history. For example, Berkeley Plantation was the family home of U.S. President William Henry Harrison and his father Benjamin Harrison V, who was one of the original signatories of the Declaration of Independence.

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