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Tuckahoe Plantation

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Address: 12601 River Rd., Richmond, VA 23238
Phone Number: 8047845736
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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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Childhood home of thomas Jefferson. Very rural. And still occupied by a family. It is one of the most pleasant plantations to visit in Virginia. When you are tired of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
Erma L
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Hudson, Florida
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I might be a little biased because my brother got married here a couple weekends back and it was absolutely lovely. But the grounds were gorgeous, the staff was friendly and touring the house and the grounds was great. Truly loved the location. Would definitely recommend heading out there to take a look around and if you need a cool... More 

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Hudson, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Childhood home of thomas Jefferson. Very rural. And still occupied by a family. It is one of the most pleasant plantations to visit in Virginia. When you are tired of the crowds. Visit tuckahoe p

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Richmond, Virignia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I attended my bosses' daughter's wedding here and it was magical. You sit under the trees and it is just beautiful. Touring the house where Thomas Jefferson lived his childhood is also a great historic aspect of history buffs.

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Thank Genovie T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The Rotary Club of Goochland held its 20th year celebration at Tuckahoe Plantation. A beautiful night in October in which the event was held outside near the gardens. A tent provided seating for a great dinner and entertainment by Donna Meade Dean as well as the Honky Tonk Experience. I hope to return for a tour.

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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