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Tuckahoe Plantation

Tuckahoe Plantation Review

Originally owned by the Randolph family, Tuckahoe is 7 mi west of Richmond, on the James River. Thomas Jefferson spent his boyhood years, from 1745 until 1752, here. In fact, he began his studies in the one-room schoolhouse that still stands on the beautifully landscaped grounds, which are open daily for self-guided tours. Guided tours of the house are by appointment only, except during the special Christmas tour in December. A working farm, Tuckahoe still sells beef, chickens, cut flowers, and organic eggs.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 12601 River Rd., Richmond, VA 23238
  • Phone: 804/784–5736
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 12–5
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  • Location: Richmond

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