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Tuckahoe Plantation

12601 River Rd., Richmond, VA 23238-6169
+1 804-784-5736
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Historical & Architectural Delight!

Marvelous tour by new curator. The homes interior is a beautiful example of the wealthier colonial... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Eve M
Prominence from two historic familes

Tuckahoe is a privately owned residence that once belonged to the Randolph family as well as Thomas... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Dewayne P
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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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  • Average3%
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  • Terrible7%
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12601 River Rd., Richmond, VA 23238-6169
+1 804-784-5736
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Reviewed 11 October 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
Reviewed 1 July 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

1  Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 8 June 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
Reviewed 8 June 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

Reviewed 7 May 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

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 5 May 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
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Had no idea there was a plantation in this area, as most seem to be out on Route 5. I'm glad we found it, as the tour was a good one to do. A lot of the plantation tours let you look over a rope...More

Thank mike b
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was inspired to visit Tuckahoe after reading the novel "America's First Daughter", which is a story about Patsy Jefferson. We first visit Monticello and planned on visiting Tuckahoe on our way to Colonial Williamsburg. We did not make tour reservations, as I didn't know...More

2  Thank MrsBighamNite
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Visited for first time on Wednesday, Dec 14. Not sure why they did this on Wed. evening but it fit our schedule. The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Very interesting history of Thomas Jefferson home from age 2-9. For some reason they did not...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I visited the plantation about a book I was writing. Rita gave me a tour and very helpful and friendly. She was very knowledgeable about the house and its present and past owners. Great place to just walk on a warm day.

Thank Ncc17lu
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