Shirley Plantation-Virginia

Album Description: Shirley Plantation is Virginia's first plantation (1613) and home to North America's oldest family-owned business. The Great House, circa 1738, is the primary residence for the 11th generation of Carters here at Shirley Plantation.

"Aunt Pratt" the ghost of Shirley Plantation.  Do not move her portrait from where it hangs, it will upset her.  Once a year her spirt leads guest...
Located in the orginial Icehouse, the Timeline Exhibit chronicles the history of Virginia, America, and the 11 generations of the Hill Carter Family...
This view welcomes visitors to Shirley Plantation.  The symmetry of the original Kitchen and Laundry buildings frame the Great House, and make-up the...
Guided tours of the Great House, circa 1738, await visitors to Shirley Plantation today.  Notice the 3 1/2 ft. wooden pineapple at the peak of the...
A beautiful sunset at Shirley Plantation.
Frequent visitors to Shirley Plantation bald eagles nest along the banks of the James River.  This is the river where America was born.
Located in the originial Kitchen building, this exhibit shows what meal preparation and diet was like at Shirley Plantation.
Family lore has it that "Aunt Pratt's" spirit roams the great house evey seven years.  Here she is depicted walking down the flying or square-rigged...
Aerial view of Shirley Plantation along the banks of the James River.  Seven original colonial outbuildings, circa 1723-1738, comprise the only...
Today, Shirley continues to be a working plantation, a private family home, a growing business, a National Historic Landmark, and a direct link...
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