Holiday Sip & Savor Tour

Holiday Sip and Savor

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 18, 2022
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Join the Carter’s and the Erda’s to celebrate the holidays in their historic 18th Century homes along the James River in Charles City, Virginia. They will each host a guided tour highlighting their home and property’s history, showcase their family decorations, and offer a sampling of their favorite wines paired with a combination of savory and sweet hors d'oeuvres.

Must be 21 years or older to partake in wine tastings. Please be prepared to show a valid ID at both homes.

Check in at the Shirley Gift Shop by 3:20 pm. The event begins at Shirley at 3:30 pm. Arrive at Historic Westover by 4:30 pm.

You will provide your own transportation to reach each location. This is a rain or shine event.

Space is limited.


Virginia's Historic Garden Week

Garden Club Week

Saturday-Monday, April 15-17, 2023

Nestled along the James River, off scenic Route 5 in bucolic Charles City County, Berkeley, Shirley, and Westover were all settled in the early 1600s as tobacco plantations, with Westover Church serving as the local parish. Their recorded histories date back over 400 years and are interwoven with stories of the earliest indigenous people, European settlers and indentured servants, enslaved Africans and their descendants through the colonization, founding, fighting, and reformation of the United States of America. Each property, designated as a National Historic Landmark built in the early 1700s, is unique in its architectural design and craftsmanship and features walking grounds and gardens.


Interior House Tours

Saturday, Dec 10
Special Sip & Savor Tour

Sunday, Dec 11 at 2pm

Wednesday, Dec 14 at 11am

Saturday, Dec 17 at 10am

Sunday, Dec 18
Special Sip & Savor Tour

Historic Garden Club Week
Historic Garden Week