Plantations of Virginia


By Jai Williams and Charlene C. Giannetti


Southern plantations are an endless source of fascination.  That's no surprice since these palatial homes are rich in history, representing a pivotal time in US history that truly is "gone with the wind."  With the Civil War literally exploding all around, many of these homes were occupied either by Confederate or Union troops.  Nowhere else in the South were plantations so affected by the nation's bloodiest war than in Virginia.  At times, families fled, leaving behind slaves to manage the propery.  There are still over 40 plantations in Virginia today, most of them open to the public.  Some have been restored, while other are undergoing that process.  If only the walls could talk, the stories we might hear.

Contains wonderful photography of each site.

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