Touches of Color Comments Bill Gruener says April 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm We visited Tuckahoe today and had a great visit! The staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. There’s lots of history associated with the plantation including the fact that Thomas Jefferson lived at Tuckahoe for 7 years as a a boy. Tuckahoe’s history includes Virginia’s most noble names: Randoph, Mann, Paige. Jefferson, among them. Arrange a house tour unless the house is open for a special occasion such as Virgina Garden Week. The tour is worth it. For example, the black walnut paneling in the north wing is spectacular. Any joiner will be impressed. The house is original; although, the furnishings are representative of the period. Personal family items appear throughout such as a grand piano covered with photos of the family’s last forty years of weddings and other events. The mix of old and new adds to the charm and warmth. Tuckahoe is a modern working plantation. The major crop appears to be weddings. Therefore, we visitors can understand what a plantation is and how it works, which for me makes Tuckahoe more real. One geographic note: use a GPS. The Tuckahoe entrance is on the southern side of River Road (VA 650). Look for a Virginia white-and-black heritage sign displaying “Tuckahoe.” There’s a white rail fence and a long dirt road. The last mailbox on the left displays “12601.” Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.