Shirley Plantation (Virginia, United States) Reviews
Newest Review: ... very square and symmetrical with the front door being central and windows either side, a bit like a child's drawing of a house. This plantation not only had a symmetrical house but the entire layout of the buildings within the 'farm' was symmetrical to create a formal forecourt like the English estates of the same period. The plantation owners were extremely wealthy and the plantation houses reflected this wealth. Construction on the house itself was begun in 1723 and has a distinct Queen Anne or Georgian look, very solid, balanced and with large windows and a double pitched roof, all very grand. Inside the house visitors are only allowe... more
Customer Shirley Plantation (Virginia, United States) Reviews (1)
by - written on 26/03/10, updated on 27/10/11 (Very useful, 66 readings)
Shirley plantation While we were in Virginia we stayed at the Powhatan Plantation which had an authentic plantation house but we still wanted to go and visit a couple of other original Virginia plantations and we chose the Shirley Plantation because it was the First plantation in Virginia and also because we live in the village of Shirley in Derbyshire. We had hoped that if we mentioned the fact that we lived in Shirley we might get a discount on our entry ticket but no such luck and it was quite expensive, about £8 each if I remember rightly so we were a bit disappointed. The Shirley Plantation is at 501 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, Virginia ... Read the complete review
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