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Tuckahoe Plantation

12601 River Rd., Richmond, VA 23238
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Ranked #64 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Situated on the James River, just seven miles west of Richmond, Tuckahoe Plantation still echoes a time long ago. This extraordinary colonial... more »
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Virginia Beach
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
64 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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356 reviews 356 reviews
235 attraction reviews
1,172 helpful votes 1,172 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
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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