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If you are a history buff, Virginia is one of the best states to be in. It is wealthy with history and remnants of the past. There are many mansions and plantations scattered throughout the state, from houses in the Italianate Victorian style to Spanish Georgian to the Southern Plantation type. This article offers some tips on (finding) some of the best mansions and plantations in Virginia.

A search on several Internet search engines yielded the following results:


The High Street Inn Bed & Breakfast
405 High Street, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone 888-733-0505


This bed and breakfast is a Queen Anne mansion built in 1895. Its location is approximately ½ hour from the city of Richmond, Virginia in Old Town Petersburg. It is set in a historical area of town with plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance so you don’t have to take your car. Highlights of the area near the mansion include battlefields, cemeteries, museums and King’s Dominion theme park. A full breakfast is served daily. Contact the mansion for current rates on their accommodations.


The Mayhurst Inn…
A Virginia Plantation Bed & Breakfast
12460 Mayhurst Lane
Orange, VA 22960
Phone (540) 672-5597


This Italianate Victorian bed and breakfast underwent 14 months of renovation before opening in 1997. Perhaps its most spectacular treat is its oval-spiral staircase, which covers four floors. It is located in Orange, Virginia, between D.C. and Charlottesville. There are plenty of activities in the area including some local wineries and Civil War battlefields, not to mention plenty of shops to see. A full breakfast is served. Contact the Inn for current rates on their accommodations.

Lynchburg Mansion Inn B&B
405 Madison St
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone 804-528-5400


This Spanish Georgian Mansion has 9000 square feet of lush accommodations. It is set in the historical district of Lynchburg. Nearby attractions include the Poplar Forest, Appomattox, and Smith Mountain Lake. It is open year-round and serves a full breakfast to its patrons. Contact the mansion for information.


Jasmine Plantation
Bed & Breakfast Inn
4500 N. Courthouse Road
Providence Forge, Virginia 23140
Phone (804) 966-9836


This eighteenth century farmhouse has been refurbished and turned into a bed and breakfast. It has a definite country look and feel. It sets upon 47 acres in the center of Virginia’s plantation land. There are six guestrooms to choose from, each with its own theme. The Inn gives its patrons a full breakfast each morning with lots of delicious dishes to choose from. After breakfast there are many recreational areas nearby. The New Royal Kent Golf Course is near the Inn, and there are other shops and attractions to choose from. Please contact the inn for further information.

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