Prestwould Plantation

Come visit this famous 18th Century plantation home.

Sir Peyton Skipwith, originally of England and then Virginia, built this home in 1794. Prestwould is the most complete gentry home in Virginia.  Many of the original outbuildings and Lady Jean's Garden remain. The original two-family slave house still stands on the manor house property.   The site has one of the largest collections of slave writings in the country. Detailing life from the plantation from the slave perspective, it has attracted scholarly attention.  Located in Clarksville, Virginia's only lakeside town, on beautiful Buggs Island Lake/John H. Kerr Reservoir.