Berkeley Plantation with it’s beautiful grounds and mansion is a delightful stop. Berkeley was the sight of the first Thanksgiving in the New World in 1619. It was also the sight of the first whiskey distillery, a shipyard that built an 18 gun ship for the Revolution and a stopping place for Abraham Lincoln when he went to visit General George McClellan during the Penisula Campaign. Add to that it was the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison – a signer of the Declaration of Independence – and of President William Henry Harrison and you have enough historical significance for anyone.
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