Edgewood Plantation and Harrison's Mill
|Nearest city:||Charles City, Virginia|
|Area:||4 acres (1.6 ha)|
|Architectural style:||Other, Gothic Cottage|
|Added to NRHP:||February 10, 1983|
Edgewood Plantation is an estate located on the north bank of the James River in Charles City County, Virginia. It is located along State Route 5, a scenic byway which runs between the independent cities of Richmond and Williamsburg. Edgewood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Edgewood, once part of the grounds of Berkeley Plantation, is the sole example of Gothic Revival architecture found along the James River. The traditional center hall plan of the house provides the setting for a three-story stairway, which occupies the space beneath four steeply-pitched gables. The house was built around 1854 for Richard S. Rowland who moved to Charles City County from New Jersey to operate the gristmill on the property.
The Mill 
Civil War history 
During the American Civil War the third floor of Edgewood was used as a lookout post for Confederate generals when their troops were camped at nearby Berkeley and the gristmill ground corn for both the Union and Confederate armies. On June 15, 1862, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart stopped at Edgewood for refreshment on his way to Richmond to warn General Robert E. Lee of the Union Army's strength.
Subsequent history 
In the early 1900s, Edgewood became Charles City County's first restaurant, The Blue Tea Pot. Edgewood currently rents rooms as a bed & breakfast, offers Victorian high teas and special themed tours.
The grounds are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and guided tours of the house are available daily by appointment.
See also 
- Edgewood Plantation Bed & Breakfast
- Edgewood Plantation - National Park Service, National Register Travel Itinerary