- Our list of the best things to do in Charles City, Virginia, features the top 94 nearby activities — including 38 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Charles City, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 7 things to do within the city of Charles City, VA , followed by 87 popular activities in nearby cities, including Williamsburg, Petersburg, Richmond, Hopewell, Mechanicsville, Virginia, Yorktown and Sparta
90% 291 votes
501 Shirley Plantation Road, Charles City, VA 23030 MoreLess Info
Located just outside of Richmond, the Shirley Plantation was established in 1613. It is considered to be the first plantation in Virginia and the oldest family-owned business in the United States with tours being conducted daily.
86% 300 votes
12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City, VA 23030 MoreLess Info
The site of the first official Thanksgiving in 1619 was held at Berkeley Plantation. Benjamin Harrison who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and President William Henry Harrison were both born at the house as well.
86% 28 votes
4800 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City, VA 23030 MoreLess Info
Formerly a historic home built in the mid-1800s, the Edgewood Plantation currently serves as a bed and breakfast that is open to the public. Guided tours are conducted daily, and there are special events to highlight the history of the location.
The manicured and landscaped gardens at the Westover Plantation are open to public visitors daily. However, the actual house is not open to the public, and special arrangements must be made for private groups to enter the house itself.
49% 41 votes
14501 John Tyler Highway, Charles City, VA 23226 MoreLess Info
Serving as the home of President John Tyler from 1842 until his death, the Sherwood Forest Plantation is considered a national historic landmark. The house and grounds are open daily for self-guided tours.
67% 3 votes
16920 Southall Plantation Lane, Charles City, VA 23187 MoreLess Info
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation - 1790 is a painstakingly restored and maintained historic building. Regular tours of the house and surrounding gardens are available.
Kittiewan Plantation overlooks Kittiewan Creek and the James River. The plantation is a working farm with a museum that houses various memorabilia including the collections of an extensive set of 19th and 20th century kitchen and food preparation items.
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Flowerdew Hundred Road, Hopewell, VA 23860 MoreLess Info
Situated in a pine forest, James River National Wildlife Refuge has turtles, bald eagles, and other endangered animals to view. Depending on the season, sportsmen can hunt for deer with a permit.
Advertised as Virginia's oldest and largest paintball facility, Splatbrothers Paintball Field is a paintball park. Splatbrothers features nine paintball arenas, each with a unique theme, ranging from a P.O.W camp to post-apocalyptic.
A full-service marina, Jordan Point Yacht Haven offers a variety of services to boaters. The marina sells boats, as well as a range of supplies and accessories. It also offers service, storage, and maintenance.