Kingsmill Plantation

5 mi. S of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia



The Kingsmill Plantation building complex was constructed c. 1735 by Lewis Burwell III and served as the Burwell family seat until 1782. In 1844 a fire destroyed the main house, but the two formal dependencies have survived until the present day. As typical examples of their period they stand as evidence that Kingsmill was a typical architectural expression of the Tidewater landed gentry in Virginia. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 26, 1972
Reference number
Areas of significance
Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; D - Information Potential
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Battle site; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1700-1749
Significant years
1680; 1735; 1736
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing structures: 3
Contributing sites: 2