Thermal Imaging at White House Plantation


White House Plantation

In March 2006, MAHS conducted a remote sensing survey at the site of the White House plantation (44NK0048), located on the west bank of the Pamunkey River, in New Kent County, Virginia.   The work was part of the ongoing MAHS Pamunkey River Archaeological Project, which seeks to document evidence, both nautical and more generally archaeological, of Civil War-era activity along the river.

One of the most prominent plantations in Tidewater Virginia during the Colonial period was the 5,000-acre White House plantation owned by the Dandridge and Custis families.   During the Civil War, White House was the home of Martha Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee.

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