On December 18, 19 and 20, from 2-4 pm, Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation is pleased to offer the special 2-hour guided Christmas tour that will include the interiors of Piney Grove (1790), Ashland (1835) and Ladysmith (1857), as well as exterior visits to Dower Quarter (1830) and Duck Church (1917). Holiday decorations will include a variety of twig trees, reminiscent of the first tabletop Christmas trees of the early nineteenth century, as well as full size live trees. The tour concludes in the dining room of Ashland with hot cider and homemade cookies, and a look at the full-size Disney tree under which a variety of vintage Disney toys will be found.
Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation is a Virginia Historic Landmark and National Register Landmark and includes four historic homes and a historic church. The property is an official site of the Virginia Civil War Trails and Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation is conveniently located off the Virginia Route 5 Scenic Byway, twenty miles west of Williamsburg, and thirty miles east of Richmond, in the heart of the James River Plantation country.
For those wishing to make a day or evening of their trip, there is regional lunch and dinner dining available nearby at the Courthouse Grille and Blue Heron Restaurant. Historic lodging is provided on the grounds of Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation for those wanting a weekend get-a-way.