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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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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
99 helpful votes 99 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
44 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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232 reviews 232 reviews
101 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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