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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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Sherwood Forest plantation

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Nashville, North Carolina
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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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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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Commerce, Georgia
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

There is no visitor center, no guides, etc. There is a good brochure detailing the grounds. This is a self guided grounds tour. They have a house tour for $35 each by reservation only. ( I paid $48 for admission, house tour, etc and audio headsets at Washington's Mt Vernon estate for two people!) it was $20 for two people... More 

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Gainesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I enjoyed my 30-40 minutes stroll around the gardens. Note that there is a $10 fee (honor system, I did not have a ten dollar bill so I short-changed them....) I was the only car parked there. I believe you can see the house with advance registration at $35 per person. The amazing thing about the house is that not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Learned a whole lot I didn't know about the president who called this place home. Map provided at the beginning of your self-guided tour. Nice stop along the way, not a destination.

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