Belle Air Plantation

Belle Air Plantation. Photo courtesy of Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Address
11800 John Tyler Memorial Highway
Charles City, VA 23030
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Charles City
Phone: (804) 829-2431
Phone: (804) 358-4638
Website www.nps.gov/nr/travel/jamesriver/bel.htm

One of America's oldest frame dwellings (circa 1670), Belle Air is a unique and important architectural monument. Massive pine timbers still serve as sturdy structure and interior decorative trim. The mansion includes "the finest Jacobean staircase in America" and is furnished with antiques.

The five-acre grounds with flowering borders and herb garden overlook farmland. The plantation is on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places.

The first and second floors and outbuilding are open during Historic Garden Week.




Last Updated: 12/5/2012 4:42 PM
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