The Tea Experience: America’s Living History Teas

Photos courtesy of Historic Rosemont

16 Rosemont Manor Lane • Berryville, VA 22611
540-955-2834 •

Tucked away on 60 manicured acres in the peaceful Shenandoah Valley, this gracious 1811 Georgian-style mansion has been painstakingly converted into a luxurious bed-and-breakfast and wedding venue. Its suites and guest rooms are named after the many U.S. presidents and other influential figures who have visited the estate.

Photos courtesy of Historic Rosemont

George Norris built Rosemont for his bride, and then a few generations later, the wealthy Tyson family of Baltimore acquired the property through marriage. The Tysons bred, raised, and trained some of the nation’s fastest racehorses at Rosemont, and they added the mansion’s most distinctive architectural element, the Grand Portico, a façade featuring a gabled pediment supported by fluted Doric columns.

The rich history of this home is further preserved in its exquisite details. These include a butler’s pantry with a hand-beaten copper drain board and hidden vault; the Grand Foyer’s gracious, sweeping staircase; and the ornate oak paneling installed in the Nimitz Lounge by U.S. Senator Harry Byrd Sr., who owned the home from 1929 until 1966.


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