Piney Grove
at Southall's Plantation

Williamsburg Area - James River Plantations

National Register of Historic Places 




James River Plantations
Progressive Tour

By advance reservation
$20 per perso

reserve below, or call 804-829-2480

Plantation Tours

Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation is pleased to offer the James River Plantation Progressive Tour.  This two-hour experience is offered on select Saturdays and may be arranged for groups of ten more on other days.  The guided tour is offered during the Spring, Summer and Fall from 3-5 p.m., and in the Winter it is offered from 2-4 p.m.

The James River Plantation Progressive Tour includes interior visits to Piney Grove-1790, Ashland-1835 and Ladysmith-1857, as well as exterior visits to Duck Church-1917,  Dower Quarter-1830, Lanexa Farm Stand and Harwood Family Cemetery.  The in-depth tour focuses on the history and architecture of the buildings, as well as the history of the entire James River Plantation country.  All tours are given by the owners of Piney Grove.

The gardens and grounds are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a self-guided tour.  Admission is $3 per person.  Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The property is also an official site of the Virginia Civil War Trails and Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, and is included in the James River Plantation National Register Travel Itinerary.

Call 804-829-2480 to confirm availability and place a reservation and then complete the reservation form below (and mail your payment/deposit) .


Advance reservations are required.  The reservation policy requires a full-payment deposit by check or money order. Reservations will be held for five days, providing for deposits to be mailed to Piney Grove.

The cancellation policy requires a thirty day advance notice for a full refund. Refunds will be made, less a ten percent handling fee (based on the reservation total), for reservations cancelled more than thirty days before the reservation date. If a reservation is cancelled less than thirty days before the reservation date, a refund, less a ten percent handling fee (based on the reservation total) will be made only if the tour is re-booked.

We thank you for your consideration and understanding of our reservation and cancellation policies: They insure that the limited number of tour spaces at Piney Grove are actually enjoyed by guests, rather than remaining vacant.  Reserving for a tour is like booking for a theater production or concert: Once you place the reservation, you have made the committment to attend.  Tours are cancelled only in the most unusual circumstances.

RESERVATION FORM - Complete name and contact information and scroll down to "Tour Reservation"