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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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Lovin' History

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Powhatan, Virginia
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Powhatan, Virginia
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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

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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!)

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Easton , Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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Kissimmee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a self guided tour of the grounds only for a $10 fee (honor system, leave your money in the box at the parking area.) A house tour is available by appt. only. The tour brochure is easy to follow and informational, but still not worth the $10 fee. Your paying to walk around the house and view a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Sherwood Forest Plantation belongs to the Tyler family. President Tyler did a lot of the maintence on the home and to this day it still shows. One room was devoted to the Virginia Real dance. This room is as long and wide as a singlwide mobile home! This house is also Haunted too. At least 2 spirits still reside in... More 

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Dinwiddie, Virginia
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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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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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Hamilton,NJ
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Sherwood Forest Plantation

Address: 14501 John Tyler Highway, State Rt. 5, Charles City, VA 23226
Phone Number: 1 804-282-1441
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charles City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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