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Address: 12601 River Rd., Richmond, VA 23238-6169
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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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Good Tour, Good Preservation

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... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
mike b
Chesterfield, Virginia
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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506 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 into a room, but this one let you walk into each room with the exception... More 

Thank mike b
Charlotte, North Carolina
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 exactly what time we would arrive. We got there around 4:40 and I jumped out... More 

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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 include the 2nd floor for the tour this evening. If you go for an evening... More 

Thank Peter C
Goochland, Virginia
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Beautiful location and house is jaw dropping. Learned Jefferson lived there, Built in 1700. Great owners.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately I missed and accounts of the properties history but it is absolutely to die for as a wedding venue! My friend had her wedding here on October 15th, 2016 and it was gorgeous. The grounds had small garden patches with flowers and vegetables growing. The restrooms were good for a quaint sized wedding and had a mirror for the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 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 

Thank Mieke27
Hudson, Florida
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 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 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 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.

Thank Genovie T
Goochland, Virginia
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 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.

Thank Joy K

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