Shirley Plantation is located in Charles City, Virginia, which is between Richmond and Williamsburg. Established in 1613, Shirley Plantation is the oldest plantation in Virginia. The home and plantation has been operated by and lived in by 11 generations of the same family.
We have been here. Loved it, it is beautiful. Shirley Plantation is Virginia's first plantation. Founded in 1613, only six years after the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, the crown grant carved Shirley Plantation out of the Virginia frontier.