SEP 2009

Annual Historical Society Fair

The historic Cumberland Plantation will be open to the public for the first time since it was built in 1690.


"There have been a couple of private events where the house was open, but this is something special," said New Kent Historical Society treasurer and former high school history teacher, Martha Martin.


Cumberland Plantation first served as the Littlepage family home. In fact, many members are buried on the property. According to county plat records, Richard Littlepage received a 1,500-acre land grant in 1663 which included the property.