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Edgewood Plantation
4800 John Tyler Memorial Highway
Charles City, Virginia 23030
Voice: 804-829-2962

Enjoy a tour of the 1849 Edgewood Plantation. The home is furnished with many antiques collected from all over Virginia. It has appeared in Victorian Decorating Magazine twice to show the beautiful decorating of the plantation house. The current owners purchased the house in 1978. It was terribly run-down and they have worked hard to renovate it back to the splendor of the mid 1800's.

Join your hostess (dressed in period clothing) for a tour of the house and gardens. Check out the unusual staircase. It is one of the only freestanding you will ever see. There are several collections of antique dolls, clothing, and furnishings. The house is completely original except for the kitchen.

Learn how the house has been used for several different functions. During the Civil War, the living room was used for a church. There is a lot of history from the Civil War that your hostess will entertain you with. Other history of the house includes that it was used as the first restaurant in the area. It also housed the first telephone switchboard and at one point the post office.

Halloween and Christmas are big events here. Learn about the ghost upstairs during the Halloween Ghost tours. See the 18 elaborately decorated Christmas Trees and other gorgeous decorations during the fun Christmas tours.

You can see the 1725 grist mill. Unfortunately it is not in the condition to see the interior.

While not on the major James River plantation tours, this is one you will not want to miss.



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