There is a long drive leading up to the main house. I love drives like this, framed by tall trees. In my mind's eye I see carriages drawn by sleek, dark horses carrying ladies in long, frilly dresses and umbrellas. It's an era that holds my imagination.
Our anniversary is on Dec 10th and it was pretty chilly that day but we had fun going through the house
Our anniversary lunch was in the little restaurant and we sat eating a delicious meal while watching squirrels cavort about the yard and feeding from the various feeders.
I'd like to give you a little of the history of Berkeley.
It was at this site that the FIRST Thanksgiving was held in the year 1619, before the one at Plymouth, Mass.
This was the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It also was the home of the 9th President, William Henry Harrison, 'Old Tippecanoe Harrison'.
During the Civil War the house served as the Headquarters and Supply Base for McClellan's Union Army. President Lincoln came to review the 140,000 Union soldiers. It was here that a young man composed 'Taps', the bugle song played at military funerals.
One of the young soliders was a drummer boy by the name of John Jamieson. He evidently took a liking to the plantation for in 1907 he bought the property and began restoration on the house and surrounding land. It is now a historic site and Elbert and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary there.
This is linked to Our World Tuesday. For other interesting places to see please visit the site at http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/