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Great Hopes Plantation

Great Hopes Plantation
Great Hopes Plantation
Great Hopes Plantation

Discover How Most Virginians Lived at the Time of the Revolution

Become a part of daily plantation life and discover how most Virginians lived—on small plantations outside the city. Interact with farmers and carpenters and hear stories about the life of the enslaved.

Home to many of our rare breeds—including American Milking Red Devon cattle, Ossabow Island pigs, and a variety of chickens and English fowl—the plantation offers guests a unique opportunity to interact with the animals and learn more about them.

On certain days, you may see a live cooking demonstration at this site.

Learn more about Great Hopes Plantation on History.org Go
Schedule of
Operation:

Hours effective through
August 31, 2014
Mon.: Closed
Tues.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wed.: Closed
Thurs.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sat.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Ticket Required?
check Yes
ticketCW Admission
About this Historic Site: placeholder Child and Family Friendly Come and Go

Upcoming Events at Great Hopes Plantation Events

Aug 23
2:00 PM
Workin’ the Soil, Healing the Soul
Take an inside look at the daily life of enslaved African Americans in colonial Virginia. Learn about the work they performed and the integral role slavery played in Virginia's economy. Find out how the ruling class coerced and controlled the enslaved population and discover how slaves resisted, survived, and drew strength from the unique community they built. Not suitable for young children.
Aug 26
2:00 PM
Workin’ the Soil, Healing the Soul
Take an inside look at the daily life of enslaved African Americans in colonial Virginia. Learn about the work they performed and the integral role slavery played in Virginia's economy. Find out how the ruling class coerced and controlled the enslaved population and discover how slaves resisted, survived, and drew strength from the unique community they built. Not suitable for young children.
Aug 28
3:00 PM
Building for the War
As war approaches, tension mounts and carpenters hurry to prepare a variety of building materials. Examine the tools and observe the techniques required to supply materials to further the Revolutionary War effort.
Aug 29
2:00 PM
Daniel’s Dilemma
Learn of the dilemma faced by Daniel, an enslaved foreman. Because of his responsibilities, he and his family receive extra privileges on the plantation. Now his responsibilities conflict with his allegiance to the enslaved community, and Daniel must make a hard decision.
Handicap AccessibilityAccessible pathway through site, ground surfaces can be uneven. Interior of kitchen is viewable from entrance door. Slave quarters are wheelchair accessible.
No public restroom facilities on-site. Please plan accordingly.