Charles City The Essential
Situated along a scenic stretch of US Route 5 roughly midway between Richmond and Jamestown, VA, Charles City is best known as the location of some of the great estates of Virginia's illustrious colonial gentry. Known as the Plantation Route, Route 5 passes superb Georgian manor houses, a handful of which are open to the public.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Charles City
Shirley Plantation
Shirley Plantation
Owned by descendants of the Hill-Carter
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Berkeley Plantation
Berkeley Plantation
Offset by towering boxwood hedges,
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Sherwood Forest Plantation
Sherwood Forest Plantation
After his tenure in office ended in 1845
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