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Address: 12601 River Rd., Richmond, VA 23238
Phone Number: 8047845736
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Description: 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
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Ashland, Va
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Virginia Beach
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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 

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edgewater, maryland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 

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Anoka
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129 reviews 129 reviews
73 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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 

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Ashland, Va
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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.

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Ridgefield, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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355 reviews 355 reviews
235 attraction reviews
1,194 helpful votes 1,194 helpful votes
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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

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Hertfordshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

Tuckahoe Plantation is a fantastic example of an 18th century plantation, complete with the slave accommodation, overseer's office, old schoolhouse, small family burying ground and of course the plantation itself. This really is an absolute gem, which although off the beaten trail somewhat, is well worth a visit! Most notably known as the childhood home of Thomas Jefferson for 7... More 

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