Dancing Point

Dancing Point in Charles City County is important for the landscape and architectural design work commissioned and executed there between 1970 and 1976 for the property’s then owners, Eugene B. […]


Dogham, on the north bank of the James River in Charles City County, has been farmed since the mid-17th-century by the interrelated Royall, Isham, and Harrison families. While the house […]

Fort Pocahontas

Fort Pocahontas, a Civil War fort on the James River, is the best-preserved site in Virginia associated with African American Federal troops in combat. The United States Colored Troops (USCT) […]

Nance-Major House and Store

Located along Route 5 and across from the ca. 1750 Charles City Courthouse, the Nance-Major House and Store stands on a land parcel long associated with the courthouse tract, and […]


Westover is perhaps the nation’s premier example of colonial Georgian architecture as well as one of Virginia’s earliest and grandest plantation mansions. It was built ca. 1730 by William Byrd […]

Westover Church

Established as early as 1625, Westover Parish is one of the oldest church units in the country. The first church stood just upriver from Westover plantation but was replaced by […]


Weyanoke peninsula along the James River in Charles City County has seen human occupation for 8,000 years and contains numerous prehistoric and colonial archaeological sites.  Weyanoke historically was inhabited by […]


Woodburn was erected for John Tyler, tenth president of the United States, and occupied by him while he served as a congressman and as governor of Virginia. Tyler purchased the […]

Upper Weyanoke

Archaeological investigations at Upper Weyanoke, a James River plantation in Charles City County, reveal an almost unbroken succession of settlements from the late 17th to the late 19th century. The […]

The Rowe

On the bank of the James River, The Rowe was one of an architecturally sophisticated group of late-18th-century three- and five-part houses adapted from Palladian models, as interpreted in 18th-century […]