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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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Beautiful House

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Palatka, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 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!

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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

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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 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 

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Kissimmee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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