Historic Hopewell’s Crown JewelAugust 02, 2017
Weston Plantation, located on the Appomattox River in Hopewell, Virginia, is considered the Historic Hopewell Foundation’s crown jewel. I bet you didn’t know that the local landmark is the last standing 18th century plantation house on the Appomattox River!
The main house is a classic example of Georgian Architecture, a popular design style that swept through the American colonies between the years of 1700-1800. Not only is Weston Plantation a representation of historic exterior architecture, 85 percent of the interior structure including wood framing, decorative woodwork, and cellar fireplace is original.
The plantation house even survived a skirmish during the Civil War, harboring a live cannon ball wedged in the dining room ceiling until the 1970s when it finally crashed through in the middle of the night!
This property is more than a snapshot into one period of history. Weston Plantation is an important example of how history can be layered, and how one property can represent many different generations spanning 228 years! Interpreters are on site every day of the week and would love to give you a tour of the main house and its kitchen dependency. For more information call 804-458-4682 or visit http://historichopewell.org/. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the beautiful grounds or the dock where you can enjoy the sounds and sights of river life.