Saturday, April 11, 2009

Shirley Plantation



The picture above was taken on a trip we made to eastern Virginia in 2007 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The house is the main house of Shirley Plantation on the James River east of Richmond. Shirley Plantation has been in the Carter family for almost 400 years. I wanted to visit Shirley because Robert E. Lee's mother was a Carter and Lee's parents were married in the parlor of this home. One of the guests at the wedding was George Washington.

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Reminds me of the houses I read about in my historical novels. Would love to have a home like that with tons of flowers planted around it.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Beautiful house. I love house surrounded by green trees and grass..

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a beautiful home...I am sure it was quite grand inside. Were you able to see the inside????

D said...

What a great house and history!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

History is so much more interesting when there are photos to go along with the words. ;-) It's amazing who knew whom way back when, isn't it?

theArthurClan said...

Those old homes are so beautiful and make such an interesting place for us to visit. Lovely photo!