James River Plantations Civil War Trace

Explore Civil War history during self-guided touring of the gardens and grounds of four historic landmark plantations and stopping at highway historic markers, all along the Virginia Route 5 Scenic Byway in Charles City County, between Williamsburg and Richmond.

The Civil War Trace ticket includes admission to the grounds of Westover-1730, Edgewood-1847, North Bend-1819 and Piney Grove-1790, and provides a map identifying the locations of the highway historic markers for Fort Pocahontas and Grant's Crossing of the James River, as well as Charles City Courthouse, the site of a local Confederate monument.

Guided interior house tours of Westover, North Bend, Edgewood and Piney Grove may be arranged in advance for an additional fee.

Westover, Piney Grove and North Bend are official sites of Virginia's Civil War Trails.