One of the earliest English settlements in America (1638), Berkeley today comprises about 1,000 acres of cultivated, sustainable no-till farmland; protected wetlands, mature forest and 10 acres of formal gardens; and manicured grounds surrounding the original Georgian mansion built in 1726. Located on high ground overlooking the James River, halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg, it is the ancestral home of two United States presidents, William Henry Harrison and his son, Benjamin Harrison, and was the site of several significant campaigns in the Revolutionary War and Civil War.