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Sherwood Forest Plantation

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Address: 14501 John Tyler Highway, State Rt. 5, Charles City, VA 23226
Phone Number: 1 804-282-1441
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Could only see the outside - but I enjoyed it.

I enjoyed my 30-40 minutes stroll around the gardens. Note that there is a $10 fee (honor system, I did not have a ten dollar bill so I short-changed them....) I was the only car... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
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Commerce, Georgia
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Unlike another reviewer here, I found that our $10. admission fee to walk the grounds was totally worth it. This is a beautiful, tranquil site, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Most amazing thing we saw: the grounds and house are impeccably kept. And ... the owners clearly love not only the architecture and landscape, but the animals as well.... More 

Thank Sharon F
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274 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

There is no visitor center, no guides, etc. There is a good brochure detailing the grounds. This is a self guided grounds tour. They have a house tour for $35 each by reservation only. ( I paid $48 for admission, house tour, etc and audio headsets at Washington's Mt Vernon estate for two people!) it was $20 for two people... More 

Thank Mary W
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159 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I enjoyed my 30-40 minutes stroll around the gardens. Note that there is a $10 fee (honor system, I did not have a ten dollar bill so I short-changed them....) I was the only car parked there. I believe you can see the house with advance registration at $35 per person. The amazing thing about the house is that not... More 

Thank Jincognito
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Learned a whole lot I didn't know about the president who called this place home. Map provided at the beginning of your self-guided tour. Nice stop along the way, not a destination.

Thank Terijo A
Palatka, FL
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184 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Sherwood Forest Plantation is a beautiful, quiet retreat inviting folks to stroll all along the gardens and grounds. Filled with history and 'of the time' buildings, it also has a cemetery on site. Don't miss the Presidential potty! A spacious multi-seater for any group of ladies who may have been invited to the tea parties of the time!

Thank gogators52
Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

For the longest time I've always wanted to stop and visit this place since I travel Route 5 numerous times a year. Finally visited Sherwood Forest this past June. The parking lot is pretty unassuming, The entrance and parking lot is off to the side of the main Gate to the property.. They do ask for an admittance fee (done... More 

Thank Allen G
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A very pretty house and grounds. It had a quite different feel from the ambiance at the Shirley Plantation. However, there is a fantastic tree near the house.

Thank Caz P
Powhatan, Virginia
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160 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This home of John Tyler is a great historical site which to bring your family and show them the importance of not forgetting our history

Thank Ray D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Not only is Route 5 along the James River a beautiful drive, you can stop at numerous Colonial era plantations and get a real feel for what this country was like when it started. (It's quite possible that the gas station in Charles City on Route 5 has been there since colonial times!)

Thank ASteely
Easton , Massachusetts, United States
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a must see for all President buffs. The tour is worth the $35 and he will tell you all the history of John Tyler (born in 1790) & his 2 Grandsons born in the 1920's "STILL ALIVE " as of April 2015. One still lives in the 100 yard long home and you can find Tyler's birthplace a... More 

Thank krisAtripr

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