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Address: 14501 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, State Rt. 5, Charles City, VA 23030-3644
Phone Number: 1 804-282-1441
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Bike Ride and Wine Tasting in Historic Virginia
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Only if you are a history buff.

Well for ten dollars to walk the grounds I am not certain if it would be worth it to some. My main reason for going there is that it was the last residence of a US President from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well for ten dollars to walk the grounds I am not certain if it would be worth it to some. My main reason for going there is that it was the last residence of a US President from Virginia that I had not been to see. The walk around the grounds takes about 25-30 minutes at a leisurely pace. The... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit & don't be put off by the admission price. Well worth the time & plenty to see. Learn about the times of President John Tyler. A remarkable man.

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Matoaca, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was open by appointment only and at $35.00 a person. had been going by the place for years and always wanted to stop. Major disappointment.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is worth a quick stop on highway five drive between Williamsburg and Richmond. Combine it with several of the plantations along this road. This one does not allow tours inside unless reservations are made ahead but the house and grounds are interesting for a chance to stretch your legs. It's the home of a president John Taylor.

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Thank rivermom1
Southeast U.S.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Even though this house tour is expensive it is very much worth it. How many times will you get this opportunity to see the home of the 10th president? The tour guide gave a very informative and educational tour of the home. The overall tour lasted around 1 1/2 hours and we saw a majority of the downstairs of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Sherwood Forest was a nice stop on the way to Richmond. The $10 fee was a bit high, but kids under 15 were free. The grounds were beautiful with nice trees. It is a self guided tour with a brochure and 21 stops. Overall a nice place, however you have to reserve in advance for a tour inside.

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Thank Jeff K
Nashville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This was not really worth the stop after seeing Shirley or Berkeley. They want $10 just to walk around the grounds. Not impressed. Do one of the others.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

As part of a course I was planning on teaching I visited a number presidential homes; and in the Richmond area, the Sherwood Forest Plantation in Charles City, VA I visited the home of John Tyler. Although one could possibly easily by pass the site, it is still relatively easily to find; The family charges $10 for the visit; which... More 

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Thank wewhynot
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Seems pricey for a walk around, however it is on the Virginia Capitol Trail, so that is a plus and the ride is beautiful out this way.

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Thank Mary W
Commerce, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Unlike another reviewer here, I found that our $10. admission fee to walk the grounds was totally worth it. This is a beautiful, tranquil site, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Most amazing thing we saw: the grounds and house are impeccably kept. And ... the owners clearly love not only the architecture and landscape, but the animals as well.... More 

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