Many plantations in Virginia are open to the public, including Berkeley in Charles City, Endview in Newport News and Smithfield in Blacksburg. Guided plantation tours are generally offered for a fee during normal business hours, and each plantation sets its own fee and hours of operation.
Some plantations in Virginia, such as Belle Grove, offer overnight accommodations for guests. Many plantations also serve as event venues and can accommodate weddings, private parties and corporate events. In addition to their guided tours, plantations in Virginia also sometimes host special events, such as historical Civil War re-enactments, candlelight tours and children's programming.