Top 10 Things to do in Hopewell, United States

November 12, 2017 Karren Gelb

Hopewell is an independent city surrounded by Prince George County and the Appomattox River in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,591. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Hopewell with Prince George County for statistical purposes.
Restaurants in Hopewell

1. Berkeley Plantation

12602 Harrison Landing Rd, On Virginia Route 5, Charles City, VA 23030-3339 +1 888-466-6018
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4.5 based on 393 reviews

Berkeley Plantation

First settled in 1619, this historic estate is the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the American Declaration of Indepenence, and his son William Henry, who later became president of the United States.

Reviewed By Texman1313 - Houston, Texas

I have been to the area several times but somehow missed this gem. Don't make my mistake and visit Berkeley the next time you are nearby. The historic connections to the foundation of America are surprising and powerful. The story of the house itself is interesting as well and the special circumstances that allow it to survive to this day.

2. Keystone Tractor Works

880 W Roslyn Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834-3547 +1 804-524-0020
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5 based on 53 reviews

Keystone Tractor Works

Reviewed By Mark L - Chesterfield, Virginia

This is probably one of the greatest collections of antique tractors and trucks in the world! Yes the world. It is absolutely amazing how many vehicles are fitted into this rather large building. It is just an amazing collection that is displayed very nicely and many of the vehicles have unique stories that are posted along with them. You can take your time and just take in the completely restored machines and even have lunch on some of the best BBQ in the area. Great for all ages. Especially good on a cold rainy day!

3. Henricus Historical Park

251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836-2415 +1 804-748-1611
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4.5 based on 102 reviews

Henricus Historical Park

Reviewed By Dizymaus - Chester, Virginia

Very interesting for all history buffs. This is where the settlers that left Jamestown ended up. Reenactors dress in period clothing and answer questions, talk about various displays. There is an archeologic dig site and various artifacts are on display. Worthwhile, less staged than Jamestown, less crowded and cheaper, highly recommend.

4. US Army Quartermaster Museum

1201 22nd St, Fort Lee, VA 23801-1601 +1 804-734-4203
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

US Army Quartermaster Museum

Since its birth during the Revolutionary War in 1775, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps has fed, clothed and equipped the U.S. Army. The Museum's 11 exhibit galleries tell the stories of how the Quartermasters have provided logistical support from Valley Forge and Little Big Horn to Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of the Museum's significant artifacts include the nation's first 50 star flag, General George Patton's World War II jeep, General Grant's Civil War saddle and General Eisenhower's World War II field quarters. Others include uniforms, flags, weapons, horse equipment; food preparation, mortuary affairs, water, petroleum and air delivery equipment. The Museum's 26,000 artifacts make it the fourth largest Army museum in the country.

Reviewed By DrSallyB - San Jose, California

If it's true that an army travels on its stomach, this will give you a new appreciation for the miraculous feeding of the multitudes the quartermaster corps regularly provides! The museum is home to a amphibious landing craft used on Utah Beach during the D-Day invasion. It has special meaning for me since my dad's WWII army division landed there.

5. General Grant's Headquarters at City Point

1001 Pecan Ave, Hopewell, VA 23860-1532 +1 804-458-9504
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

General Grant's Headquarters at City Point

Reviewed By Sue M - Williamsburg, Virginia

My husband was always interested in seeing this portion of Civil War history associated w/ Petersburg. It's an easy and scenic drive from Williamsburg, along John Tyler Hwy (Route 5) and is worthwhile to cross the Benjamin Harrison Bridge into Hopewell if you happen to be visiting Berkeley or Shirley Plantations. City Point is open every day. There is a handicap ramp into the Appomattox Manor which was the home of the Eppes family. Ring the doorbell for the NPS ranger to greet you - there's a 15 minute video to watch discussing what transpired at City Point during the Civil War, and then the NPS ranger took us through a couple of the rooms open to the public and informed us of additional detail about the Eppes family and Grant's time at City Point. There is a reconstructed cabin representing Grant's HQ. The views from this NPS site of both rivers are simply stunning. It is a beautiful location where the two rivers meet. There is no fee to visit and the restrooms are exceptionally clean. If this review was helpful, please click the Thank button below.

6. Shirley Plantation

501 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, VA 23030-2907 +1 804-829-5121
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4.5 based on 348 reviews

Shirley Plantation

Shirley Plantation is Virginia's first plantation, founded in 1613 as a land grant from King James of England. Shirley is North America's oldest family owned business and home to eleven generations of the Hill-Carter family. Admission fee. Please check our web site for details on our daily hours as they vary seasonally.

Reviewed By Bartonbears - Coffs Harbour, Australia

This is the very first plantation in Virginia and it is the oldest family-owned business in America. The grand exterior architecture is extremely impressive, particularly when it is learned that once there were three main buildings as well as the symmetrically arranged out-buildings. The tour of the ground floor is quite interesting though the interior was a little less grand than we expected. The flying staircase was unusual. The icehouse, where ice was stored over the summer - a predecessor of refrigeration - was fascinating and we loved the round dovecote. We enjoyed the visit and the grand main building but would recommend Berkeley Plantation if you only have time to visit one.

7. U.S. Army Women's Museum

2100 Adams A Avenue, Building P-5219, Fort Lee, VA 23801-2100 +1 804-734-4327
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

U.S. Army Women's Museum

The U.S. Army Women's Museum is the only one in the world that tells the history and contributions of women to the Army. The Army is the only branch of the U.S. Armed Forces to have a museum dedicated to preserving the history of women's service.The Museum serves as an educational institution, providing military history training and instruction to soldiers, veterans and the civilian community. The Museum has one of the most comprehensive and expansive collections in the world of primary and secondary documents pertaining to the history of U.S. Army women. The museum is the custodian and repository of artifacts and archival material pertaining to the service of women across all branches and organizations of the U.S. Army from inception to the present day. The museum collects, preserves, manages, interprets and exhibits these unique artifacts as a means to provide training and educational outreach.The museum is open to the public.

Reviewed By Spike762x39 - Manahawkin, New Jersey

I walked out of the Quartermaster's Museum and right next door was one I never knew existed- the Army Woman's Museum. Very informative on the role females have played from the very beginnings of Army history and a lot of detail on the WAC or Woman's Army Corps. I learned a lot. Also VERY kid friendly! There are some props to take pictures with, I wish I had my daughter with me. The whole place takes less than 1 hour to see, a great short visit.

8. Blandford Church and Cemetery

111 Rochelle Lane, off Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23803 +1 804-733-2396
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5 based on 184 reviews

Blandford Church and Cemetery

Reviewed By Beowulf_ctb - Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg is a town that has seen better days. One of the nicest local attractions is the cemetery with its chapel, originally an Anglican church. The cemetery boasts the grave of the highest-ranking British officer buried in the United States. Many graves date back to the 1600s. There is also a beautiful Confederate section, with politically incorrect monuments and flags. The chapel is the only building in North America having stained glass windows designed by Tiffany, himself. They commemorate the states of the Confederacy. If you are in the area, this attraction is worth a visit.

9. Weston Plantation

400 Weston Ln, Hopewell, VA 23860-2218 +1 804-458-4682
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Weston Plantation

Reviewed By Knallhart2

Weston manor is certainly worth the visit. The grounds are beautiful overlooking the river. There is also a sweet little gift shop & the volunteers are very helpful. A must see during the holidays as it is empecebly styled in period appropriate floral arrangements & decorations.

10. Swift Creek Mill Theatre

17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chesterfield, VA 23834-5300 +1 804-748-5203
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Reviewed By Richard B - Thornburg

I have not been since the renovation...very nice elevator if needed....food was much improved over last time...the meatloaf was ok...mac and cheese very good...I had the soup and that was very good...the apple betty with ice cream was delicious...the show Hallaluhah Girls was very funny...great actors in this one....the only item to mention was the line to the buffet...they should either have two stations or send tables up a few at a time...the line was about 50-75 deep and you have to wind your way thru servers other people with food and stand over people eating..I am sure they did not find it pleasant either...but again not a complaint just a mention the evening was very enjoyable....thank you!!

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