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Address: 12601 River Rd., Richmond, VA 23238
Phone Number: 8047845736
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Tuckahoe Plantation, circa 1733, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson is...

Tuckahoe Plantation, circa 1733, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson is situated on the James River just ten miles west of Richmond, Virginia. Tuckahoe was made a National Historic Landmark in 1969 for it's connection to Jefferson, important examples of early American architecture and the completeness of the plantation setting with over ten restored outbuildings on site. Rambling gardens and vistas make Tuckahoe a beautiful step back in history.

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Lovely, historic home

This is a lovely home and one that I've taken many out-of-town guests to over the years. It is lovely and shows a plantation at its best. One that has been well cared for over the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2012
Ashland, Va
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The Rotary Club of Goochland held its 20th year celebration at Tuckahoe Plantation. A beautiful night in October in which the event was held outside near the gardens. A tent provided seating for a great dinner and entertainment by Donna Meade Dean as well as the Honky Tonk Experience. I hope to return for a tour.

Thank Joy K
Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Great historical place to visit. A few miles west of Richmond. Kid friendly places to run around including a huge garden, out buildings and main house. A bit of caution here, check their website before driving out. They do rent the grounds for special events and weddings and close the grounds at times. Beautiful location that actually plays a central... More 

1 Thank ACJC7
edgewater, maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A group that I belong to recently toured Tuckahoe Plantation. There was a guided, 1 hour tour, and you could explore the grounds on your at your leisure. It was well worth the visit. The plantation originally was owned by Thomas Randolph. His son William Randolph III completed the house. Thomas Jefferson lived here as a boy when William Randolph... More 

4 Thank augazelle
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148 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

As for any sort of historical value or touring type idea. This is not worth the trip out to see it in my opinion. The house is run down and not much for the eye and the grounds are not much either although it is a large acreage and has some history I guess.

3 Thank SDeuker
West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Thanks to its being included as a destination during 2013's VA Garden Week, we were able to see the interior of the house where Thomas Jefferson lived as a boy and the schoolhouse nearby where he studied. In April the gardens, formal and not so formal (wildflowers and other native plants) were lovely. Docents were on hand to give information,... More 

3 Thank Ruth N
Ashland, Va
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a lovely home and one that I've taken many out-of-town guests to over the years. It is lovely and shows a plantation at its best. One that has been well cared for over the years.

1 Thank Islandtravelers027
Ridgefield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I was lucky enough to be invited to a wedding here and thought the grounds were beautiful. The history of Thomas Jefferson going to his first "school" here and his family living there is great. The setting is beautiful and the grounds are well kept. Really a beautiful wedding venue (I'm bias 'cause of my friend) and a great place... More 

1 Thank Aaron F
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I guess its because I've visited most (if not all) of the plantations near Richmond that I had to rate this as "average". It was interesting but nothing out of the ordinary.

5 Thank PaulaHamiltonFiore
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Finding this place is a challenge. Down a long, single-lane dirt road. But once you get there, it is most defintiely worth while. Unfortunately, as an individual you can only tour the grounds. If with a group, you may be able to arrange a group tour. I visited several plantations as part of a Road Scholar group and thus, had... More 

9 Thank CynthiafromOhio2011
Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

I recently was a vendor at this wedding site and have never written a review on a venue in the 15 years I have been in business. The lady in charge was so rude to the Bridal Party. Preluding her welcome with " don't touch anything everything in here is worth 10,000 dollars' Not congratulations , welcome, what can I... More 

10 Thank bigblue0160893

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