Discover the best top things to do in Providence Forge, United States including Berkeley Plantation, New Kent Winery, Saude Creek Vineyards, Gauthier Vineyard, Pamunkey Indian Tribe Museum, Shirley Plantation, The Club at Viniterra, Westover Plantation, Colonial Downs, Cedar Grove Stables.
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4.5 based on 393 reviews
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.
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.
4.5 based on 144 reviews
New Kent Winery offers exceptional wines in a unique setting. Completed in 2008, the winery is mainly constructed of reclaimed historic building materials such as pre-Civil War brick, 40-foot heart pine beams from the 1850's, and century-old railroad trusses. Along with wine tasting, New Kent Winery offers tours of the building that tell of the history of the building materials as well as our winemaking process. Having planted the first vines in 2001, New Kent Winery features award-winning fine wines, including Chardonnay, Meritage and White Merlot. Following a tour and tasting, guests are invited to relax and take in the scenery of beautiful New Kent Vineyards on one of the expansive covered lounging porches. The winery also offers gifts, wine accessories, clothing and other items in our gift shop. New Kent Winery is also an ideal location to host any number of private events, from weddings and receptions to wine dinners and corporate functions. Located just off I-64, exit 211, between Richmond and Williamsburg.
I joined a bike riding group for an early morning ride that started and ended in the parking lot. After the ride, several of us enjoyed a glass of wine, music by Good Shot Judy and meals from the food trucks. The weather couldn’t have been better! I highly recommend the white merlot and if the German food truck returns get yourself some schnitzel. We stayed outside but there was plenty of room on the porch. Inside was packed with wine tasters and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Thanks for allowing us to use the parking lot to meet for the ride.
4.5 based on 108 reviews
Neat venue, nice view, good service but the wine at Saude Creek....certainly it was the place to be & the server was good & interesting explaining the story behind the wine making, just more of a cool place to hang out with friends, listen to the music, grab bbq from the in house food truck & while away the time.
4.5 based on 53 reviews
Gauthier Vineyard is a newly opened Winery and Vineyard located in New Kent County, VA. We are currently open on week-ends and Monday-Friday by appointment. We offer a wide selection of Virginia wines! Our website is Gauthiervinyard.com.
Gauthier Vineyards is a welcome addition to the Williamsburg area. The gracious owners have spared no expense to develop a beautiful winery and deliver a wonderful winery experience. They offer a wide variety of white and red wines at their modern tasting room that overlooks a pond and the vineyard. You can bring a picnic and sit out on the porch or come Fridays and get a free pizza when you buy a bottle of wine. Highly recommended. Open only on Fri/Sat/Sun.
4.5 based on 5 reviews
This museum is located on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation. The museum itself is quite small but has several displays with dozens of artifacts behind plexiglass, so it's great for children with otherwise grabby hands. :) Some of the presentation elements are a bit dated but still convey interesting information. The staff are members of the tribe and are related to many of the individuals portrayed in historic photos displayed throughout. Be sure to ask questions because you'll get to hear some fascinating stories and details you might otherwise miss. There is a small gift shop where visitors can purchase pottery and crafts made by tribe members. Overall, a nice afternoon diversion if you're in the area! Admission is as follows: Adults - $2.50, Children $1.25, Seniors - $1.75 (cash or check only)
4.5 based on 348 reviews
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.
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.
4.5 based on 11 reviews
The Club at Viniterra is an 18-hole championship course designed by Rees Jones, located 20 miles east of downtown Richmond in New Kent. The golf course is adjacent to the award-winning New Kent Winery and is the centerpiece of the unique and upscale Viniterra residential community. The golf course routing incorporates a variety of diverse, natural features, including frequent and dramatic elevation changes. The course, capable of measuring anywhere from 5,200 – 7,725 yards is designed with infinite flexibility. Multiple tee angles, combined with the thoughtful and strategic location of a variety of grass, sand and water hazards, assure an enjoyable experience for all skill levels.
I have played it several times and it is go to choice when I am in the area. There are several par 3's with two tee complexes that totally change the hole. Cool concept, I don't want the maintenance bill. A fair course, no really gimmicky holes. Always in good condition. They need to build a proper club house - you have the leave the course to enjoy the 19th hole. The New Kent Winery is across the street if you want wine, and the Rose and Crown is not to far away if you want good beer and food.
4.5 based on 56 reviews
Westover Plantation is a historic colonial tidewater plantation located on the north bank of the James River in Charles City County, Virginia, along State Route 5, a scenic byway that runs east-west connecting Richmond and Williamsburg, and features such other grand plantation homes as Shirley, Berkeley and Sherwood Forest. Most importantly, it is the ancestral homestead of the Byrd family, one of Virginia's first families. Established in the 1730s, the plantation has been cited for the architectural quality of its early Georgian mansion house and the history of its influential beauty. It is notable for its 18th century and later history. The mansion was constructed in the Georgian style and was considered the seat of the William Byrd family of Virginia. William Byrd II was the founder of Richmond. Like other plantations along the James River, Westover was first devoted to the cultivation of tobacco, the major commodity of colonial Tidewater Virginia. During the Civil War, Westover was used as headquarters of the Union Fifth Corps. The Byrd family kept control of the estate into the early 20th century. The house is noteworthy for its symmetry and balance of proportions, secret passages, magnificent gardens and architectural details. The grounds and garden are open to the public. But the house is closed to the public. It was designated a National Historic Landmark i 1960 and added to the National Register of HIstoric Places in 1966.
3.5 based on 34 reviews
This was my first visit to Colonial Downs and everyone was so friendly and helpful. The reason for us going was they were having a Rodeo. Which was so much fun. They had bull riding, barrel racing and rope tying. There was also a country band who played before and after the rodeo. The facility was more than expected. We sat in the grandstand area which was great for viewing. They had an indoor area that was air conditioned where you could get something to eat and drink. They also have a full bar. There is a fee to get in......which we found very reasonable. We will definitely go again.
5 based on 6 reviews
This is the only historic plantation and home of a first lady (17th century) located within 30 minutes of Williamsburg. It offers 1 hour trail rides by horseback on gentle gaited Tenn. Walkers through historic trails. A rare chance to ride where Washington, Lee, John Tyler and other historical figures blazed a path through American History. Lynn Barbini the owner operator has been training Walkers for over 25 years and can offer professionally guided safe enjoyable rides. Her horses are so gentle children as young as 8 can experience this unique horseback ride.
The outing is perfect for couples, teens and adults to spend a morning or afternoon seeing Virginia the way our forbearers did, from a saddle. If your looking for a different way to take into historical Virginia this is great. I highly recommend this for all.
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