History Camp Virginia Outing—Historic Tuckahoe
Historic Tuckahoe is noted as one of the most complete plantation layouts still in existence with a number of original outbuildings including the Overseer’s Office, Old Kitchen, Smokehouse, Storagehouse, and Slave Cabins. The main house, built by William Randolph around 1733, was also home to the Jefferson family for seven years. Thomas Jefferson would have received his first education in the Schoolhouse building (which also still stands on the property) along with his siblings and his Randolph cousins. Tuckahoe has been owned by five families over the years with the current family’s ownership dating back to 1935. It is still a private residence though visitors are welcome to explore the beautiful grounds and gardens year round.
The tour will consist of a guided segment of the house and grounds (including spaces that are typically closed off to the public) as well as access to the grounds and gardens afterwards. Tour will last for approximately 1 hour.
NOTE: From River Road, visitors will follow the very long driveway about 3/4 of a mile and then park in the designated field to the right (there will be signs). From there, it is a short walk up to the main house where the tour will begin. There are restrooms on the grounds should anyone need them. There is no food or drink available on the property. Photography is not permitted inside the house but is welcome on the grounds.
History Camp is a project of the non-profit organization The Pursuit of History. We hope you’ll join us in the pursuit of history.