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    plantation gift shops: plantation gift shops

    by b1bob Updated Oct 14, 2007

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    The gift shop at Berkeley and Shirley plantation (and previously at Evelynton) is the first thing visitor's see as this is old building where you buy your tickets for admission. The gift shops are located in a restored out building a short distance from the mansion.

    What to buy: Besides admission tickets, the gift shop sells postcards, books, key chains, commemorative spoons, and other Berkeley Plantation Memorabilia.

    What to pay: Admission tickets are $11 as of October, 2007. At Shirley Plantation, my friend Todd, who serves in the military got in free. Postcards are reasonable, but the books and other things are a little pricey for me.

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    Gift shop: At Berkeley Plantation

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 5, 2006

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    This charming, pink building, on my picture, housed the ticket office and gift shop of the Berkeley Plantation. The costumed lady welcomed us to visit the plantation, sold us tickets which costed $10.50 (Oct. 2004) and informed us about guided tour around the mansion.

    The store sells postcards, various "old" pictures and photographs, historical books on early colonial times, the plantation and its owners, CDs surely with the Army bugle call "Taps" which was for the first time played just at this plantation in 1862 and other Berkeley Plantation Memorabilia as well.

    What to buy: My recommendation, well, for history fans exclusively, is a great book about Berkeley: The Grand Plantation by Clifford Dowdey. Well, being at the beginning of quite expensive trip I didn't buy anything.

    What to pay: The prices are either average (postcards) or... higher (books, CDs).

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