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12601 River Road, Richmond

Guided Grounds and House Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Tuckahoe Plantation (Up to 34% Off)

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Follow a knowledgeable guide around the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson and learn about its architecture, history, and idyllic gardens

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SHEILATOP REVIEWER
16 ratings5 reviews
January 31, 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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KevinTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
15 ratings12 reviews
January 31, 2021
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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VictoriaTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
9 ratings8 reviews
January 31, 2021
Great tour. Beautiful grounds.
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susanTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
16 ratings15 reviews
January 31, 2021
Beautiful day. The guide was great. Professional, engaging and answered all questions. The house and surrounding land was great. House was built in 1733. Pretty cool, heh?
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JackieTOP REVIEWER
14 ratings10 reviews
November 12, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our guide was knowledgeable with interesting tidbits. The house is beautiful and so are the grounds. We picked a perfect day and enjoyed walking around.
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SusanTOP REVIEWER
20 ratings11 reviews
October 25, 2019
An idyllic spot, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson from the age of two. Lovely gardens and a beautiful house. 25 minutes west of Richmond. Sally gave us a leisurely and fascinating tour.
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KayeTOP REVIEWER
20 ratings15 reviews
August 26, 2019
Give me more letters and I will give you an adequate review!
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Linda
2 ratings2 reviews
July 11, 2019
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for a guided historic tour of the house or grounds for two ($40 value)
  • $59 for a guided historic tour of the house or grounds for four ($80 value)
  • $79 for a guided historic tour of the house or grounds for six ($120 value)

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required, 24 hour advance notice required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.)