2014 Annual Green Spring Site Tour

“A Conversation with Lady Frances”

Susan Berquist portrays Lady Berkeley
Susan Berquist portrays Lady Berkeley

This family event is your opportunity to find out what it means to be invited to a social event at Green Spring, the grandest house in the colony of Virginia and home of Sir William Berkeley and his wife, Lady Frances.  And meet Susan Berquist Zickel, who brings Lady Frances to life.

ANNUAL TOUR at the Historic Green Spring site

Special attraction: the new Green Spring National Park Passport Stamp will be available at the site this day only!

Lady Frances joins her husband, Governor Sir William Berkeley to welcome you. Tour the site with interpreters and enjoy colonial activities with students from Jamestown High School.

Interactive Kiosk, 2011

Kiosk dedication at Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center
Kiosk dedication at Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center

In 2011, The Friends commissioned an interactive kiosk to tell the stories of Historic Green Spring in words, pictures and videos. The kiosk was installed at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center and dedicated to the late Clifford Williams, founder of The Friends of Green Spring. When it is not at Jamestowne, the portable kiosk can be taken to schools, retirement communities, libraries and special events. Please contact us if you are interested in having the video visit your organization or event.       

October 2009: Annual Tour

Historic Green Spring is closed to the public, but every year since 2009, The Friends, in cooperation with the National Park Service, have opened the site to the public on one Saturday in October. This is a family-oriented opportunity to stroll the grounds with Governor and Lady Berkeley and experience what life and the people were like in the 17th and 18th centuries. Programs and activities differ from year to year, and include children’s activities.

Governor and Lady Berkeley at 2009 Green Spring Tour

Dancers at 2009 Green Spring Tour