12602 Harrison Landing Rd.
Charles City, VA 23030-3339
(Directly off scenic Rt. 5 between Richmond and Williamsburg)
House Tours 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Celebrate the re-enactment of America’s first Thanksgiving at Berkeley Plantation. The festival begins with a parade including horse-drawn carriages, fife and drum corps, festival entertainers and participants. First person re-enactors, musicians and magicians stroll the plantation grounds. The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers perform, as well as The Itinerant Band, playing songs and tunes heard in 17th century America. Families participate in Colonial period games, dancing, crafts, activities and a corn maze. Vendors showcase their food, arts, crafts and jewelry. The re-enactment of the landing, moderated by Bill Bevins, begins at 3:00 PM. Following the re-enactment, the Chickahominy Tribal Dancers invite everyone to join them in their traditional friendship dance. Brock’s BBQ will continue the tradition of offering Thanksgiving Dinner in a glass along with other food items. It is an exciting, educational and enjoyable day for the whole family!
Festival Admission and Parking (Cash only for parking):
$5.00 Motorcycle, Bike
$10.00 Car, Truck, SUV
Tours of Berkeley’s Manor House Available $12.00 per person. Discounted rates for Seniors, Military and Children ages 6-16.
For more information call 804-829-6018 or 888-466-6018
American Evolution 2019
The Thanksgiving Festival is a Signature Event of Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, which recognizes the 400th Anniversary of America’s First English Thanksgiving.
Virginia Thanksgiving Documentary