Thanksgiving lore is all about Pilgrims and Indians, feasting on turkey at
In 1619 the ship Margaret, captained by John Woodleefe, carried 38 men to Berkeley Hundred, a land grant on the James River near present day
On the other hand, Pilgrims were the first folks in the
But in support of
Berkeley Plantation still stakes claim as the site of the first Thanksgiving, with an observance every year in early November. The 1776 mansion and expansive grounds are open to the public year-round for tours.
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