Tuckahoe Plantation

12601 River Road, Richmond

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Tour the childhood home of Thomas Jefferson, and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful gardens afterward!

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PAM
76 ratings21 reviews16 photos
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 13, 2022
our tour guide was vey nice and very knowledgeable beautiful place
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Penny
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
November 29, 2021
Beautiful and rich in history! Loved our guide was. Very friendly and wonderful as well as knowledgeable.
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Sheila
15 ratings11 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
June 21, 2021
We really enjoyed the house (1st floor only) and grounds tour. Such a beautiful, historic location and our guide Georgia was excellent.
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SHEILA
17 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 10, 2021
This is an amazing historic property! Our tour guide Bryan was very knowledgeable about the history of the property, the family and the colonial era. This was one of the better tours I have ever experirnced.
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Kevin
17 ratings12 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
November 6, 2020
Brian was a passionate and knowledgeable tour guide and brought Tuckahoe Plantation back to life for us. Beautiful day and a tour to remember. Highly recommend. 👍👍
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Guided Tour of Historic Tuckahoe for 4

Guided Tour of Historic Tuckahoe for 6

Guided Tour of Historic Tuckahoe for 8

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Walk the halls Thomas Jefferson knew as a child, & see one of the most historically intact plantation layouts in North America, with 8 18th c. buildings still standing. After your tour, feel free to wander the grounds and enjoy or self guided audio/video grounds tour, as well as the beautiful year round gardens.

Schedule tours 48 hours in advance, or just come during our Standing Open Hours each Sunday from 1-4pm. Call (804) 774-1614 or email HistoricTuckahoeTours@gmail.com

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Appointment required, contact by email at historictuckahoetours@gmail.com . Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About Tuckahoe Plantation

Listed as a National Historic Landmark, Tuckahoe Plantation is best known as the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, the future president and Founding Father. The estate was built between 1730 and 1740 and has persisted through the centuries thanks to the preservation efforts of its private owners. Indeed, the house—considered by architectural historians to be among the finest early 18th-century plantation homes—is still occupied and surrounded by a working farm. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the grounds or a guided tour of the house.

  • The Jefferson connection: Tuckahoe was built by the Randolph family, who had a cousin in Jefferson's mother. Before the Randolph patriarch died, he named Jefferson's father as his children's guardian until the oldest son came of age. Jefferson's family moved to the plantation when he was 2, and he received his first education in a one-room schoolhouse that still stands today.

  • The architecture: It is thought that Tuckahoe's architectural features made an impact on Jefferson. He later designed the University of Virginia's Rotunda, the Virginia State House, and Monticello, his own plantation.

  • The grounds: The plantation is well-known in the Richmond area for its beautiful gardens. These include the house's herb garden and vegetable garden, as well as formal pleasure gardens ideal for strolling, including a memorial garden near the family graveyards. (Locals can even purchase cut flowers and greenery grown here throughout the year.)