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Sherwood Forest Plantation

14501 John Tyler Highway, State Rt. 5, Charles City, VA 23226
1 804-282-1441
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Dinwiddie, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a self guided tour if you don't go into the house itself. The route is clearly marked, the brochure is fantastic. It was a hot muggy day, but there was plenty of shade. The most interesting plantation I have been on.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

When you pull into the parking lot of an attraction and you're greeted by another guest who is leaving and who tells you "it's not worth the price," you know that you have a decision to make; go ahead and see for yourself, or drive on. We took the chance and stayed. The home of President John Tyler is nice,... More

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97 reviews 97 reviews
7 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoy visiting the homes and/or birthplaces of the presidents so this was a must see for us. We made advance reservations and splurged for the house tour and found it very enjoyable. We were the only one's on the tour and our guide, Tim, I think, while admittedly not a docent or historian did a good... More

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Fredericksburg, VA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Each time we go to Williamsburg, we drive back on 5 & check out some of the plantations. This time we went to Sherwood & Westover (see separate review). I would say this attraction is mainly for history buffs, as the grounds aren't very impressive & there isn't really a lot to see. The fee is high for what you... More

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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168 reviews 168 reviews
56 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Lots to learn about a little known President. The grounds are beautiful and so is the history of this home. There are different prices, $35 for a guided tour and $10 for a self guided tour of the grounds. Not as elaborate as George Washington's Mount Vernon home but still beautiful and it sits on quite some land!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

we pulled into the parking lot. The sign says $10 per person to walk the grounds. Don't pet the family pets. If you want to tour the house, plan ahead and its $35 per person. We are a family of 4. $140 to walk through a house....no thanks. We got back in the car and left.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My wife and I are trying to see ALL the presidents homes as we travel around the country. We happened to be in Virginia Beach, so I looked up to see if there were any in the area. There was the Tyler home and the William Henry Harrison home. We saw them both, but we're here to talk about Tyler.... More

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Winfield, West Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you want to see the house you have to make a reservation ahead of time. I think it was $35 dollars per person. If you do the self guide grounds it's $10.00 a per person. Have pets on the grounds and you are asked not to pet dogs. There is a Pet graveyard Carriage Drive Circle of Cedars Big... More

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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327 reviews 327 reviews
183 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

As a regular visitor to the United States, we enjoy all and anything to do with the Presidents. So as this was once John Tyler's home, it was a must. Well we tried ringing to try and make an appointment to view the house, but discovered from locals later that they rarely answer the phone (?) So we just turned... More

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Wentzville, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We came across this plantation while traveling to visit another specific plantation. This is the home of President Tyler, and his grandson, in his 80s, still lives here. I understand he will chat with you if you see him and ask questions. Donations are accepted to tour the grounds, and home tours are by appointment. The brochure you get for... More

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