Westover Plantation

Plan Your Visit

The Erda family invites you to visit Westover and hopes that you will enjoy your time on the banks of the James. Our grounds and gardens are open daily, 10am - 5pm, and interior house tours can be scheduled by appointment. Click the booking buttons below or call 804-829-2882 or email [email protected].



Visit the directions page for maps and directions from all points


Westover’s grounds and outbuildings are open to the public every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for the occasional private event.  Westover’s downstairs interior is open to the public for Group Tours, Special Events, Westover Church’s annual Autumn Pilgrimage, and during Virginia’s Historic Garden Week in April.


Westover is open year-round for self-guided tours of the grounds, outbuildings and gardens. We ask for a small donation to tour the grounds; an honor box is located at the entry gate near the parking lot. A self-guided brochure can be picked up there as well. Your donation helps us maintain and preserve Westover's history and beauty.

• Adults $5.00
• Youth (7 – 16) $2.00
• Children (6 and under) FREE
• Active and Veteran Military Service Men and Women $3.00
• Family $15.00

Private tours of the House Interior are available upon request; click here to arrange a tour.

Picnics are allowed—please situate your group off to one side of the main house so that others may enjoy the view. All trash must be removed by the group.

Westover is situated along the beautiful new bike path in Charles City County. While we encourage bikers to visit, please note that Westover’s main house, grounds and garden lie 2 miles from Route 5, accessed by a well-maintained dirt road.

Westover is a working farm. Please be mindful and yield to moving farm equipment, horses, carriages, and other work vehicles.

Dogs may be walked on the Westover property provided they are always on a leash.

Film, Photography & Portrait Sessions

Westover is a wonderful location for commercial photography and film productions. The Main House and Grounds offer many beautiful backdrops and settings for bridal, engagement and family portraits. While we welcome personal and informal photographs by visitors, reservations and payment are required for commercial and formal photography, including individual & family portraits, films, advertisements and commercials.

Portraits & Formal Photography Sessions


• Grounds: $50 per two-hour session Monday – Friday.
$100 per two-hour session on select Weekends.
• Main House: $300 per two-hour session on first floor of Main House.
• Dressing Room: Dressing room available for an additional $50.
Please reserve room at time of booking.

Full payment required in advance or day of pictures.

Commercial Film & Photography

Every film and commercial is unique; please contact us to discuss the rates and details around your particular project.

For Appointments and Information, please contact:
Andrea Erda
[email protected]

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Film, Photography & Portrait Sessions

Don Williamson Photography

Tiffany Zettlemoyer Photography

Tiffany Zettlemoyer Photography

Tiffany Zettlemoyer Photography

Tiffany Zettlemoyer Photography

Tiffany Zettlemoyer Photography

Tiffany Zettlemoyer Photography