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Tuckahoe Plantation

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12601 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-6169
+1 804-784-5736
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A Quiet Among the Noise

The place is very beautiful. You see the place where Thomas Jefferson grew up. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JohnBCowgill
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Monday Moirning

While we we not able to tour the inside of the house. we enjoyed walking around the grounds and... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Tom B
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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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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12601 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-6169
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is very beautiful. You see the place where Thomas Jefferson grew up. Lovely gardens. However, it is a long dirty road to get to the parking lot, and wheelchairs may have a hard time getting around.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

While we we not able to tour the inside of the house. we enjoyed walking around the grounds and entering some of the out-buildings. Not on a must-see list, but we still hasd a good time.

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

We loved visiting this place. It is a bit of a drive from downtown Richmond but worth it if you love historical buildings. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the exhibits and the people who owned and lived in the home. There are several exhibits...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Went to see this hidden gem of Virginia. Was not disappointed at all. We went and didn't call for a tour but the owners found us wondering and offered to give us a private tour because we had traveled from so far (Las Vegas) ....More

Thank Rachel P
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Marvelous tour by new curator. The homes interior is a beautiful example of the wealthier colonial lifestyle. The architectual details are numerous and exquisite. If you love both architecture and history (and there is plenty....even scandalous!), you will love Tuckahoe! The gardens are wonderful.....especially the...More

Thank Eve M
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

Tuckahoe is a privately owned residence that once belonged to the Randolph family as well as Thomas Jefferson's Father, so little Tom grew up at this house in the 1700s. It is well preserved and truly worth the drive. It is a minimal $5 donation...More

2  Thank Dewayne P
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

Recently went to the Tuckahoe Planation. It is a little hidden gem. The ride along River Road is beautiful. We had made a reservation for our tour. We were the only ones on this tour so it was extra nice. We had a wonderful tour...More

Thank LoieJo
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

Privately owned property along the James River where Thomas Jefferson spent time as a boy. There are places to walk, to picnic, to explore the gardens and just get away

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Reviewed May 7, 2017

Tuckahoe Plantation is often overlooked as most visitors travel on Route 5 from Richmond to Williamsburg, the historic James River road that is noted for such celebrated stops as Malvern HIll, Shirley, Berkeley, Sherwood Forest, Evelynton and Westover. Tuckahoe is located in the opposite direction,...More

4  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed May 5, 2017

Tuckahoe Plantation, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, was a home and working farm for nearly 300 years. The grounds are simply breathtaking. You'll get a peek at the schoolhouse where Thomas Jefferson began his education, the old kitchen, stable, barn, fabulous gardens (herbs, vegetables...More

1  Thank Indy_Cindy_LPN
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HappyTraveler32344
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If I were you I would visit Tuckahoe first and then take Rte 4 to Williamsburg and visit the other two. There are several B&B's on Rte. 5, but Charles City County is still very rural.
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