Archives for February 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

Enjoy the springtime season with Tuckahoe Plantation’s Easter Egg Hunt! The event will occur from 1-3pm on Saturday April 15th, with the hunts beginning at 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Admission is $5 per child, free for adults. Families can pet and play with furry friends from the Richmond Animal League, and maybe give one a loving home! Feel free to bring your own baskets, picnics, and cameras for photo-ops. Please contact Tuckahoe Plantation at 804-774-1614 or [email protected] for questions

Tea & Quilts at Tuckahoe

Tuckahoe Plantation and the Richmond Quilters’ Guild invite you to “Tea & Quilts at Tuckahoe” on Sunday April 23rd from 2-5pm to enjoy a spring afternoon. The event will display over thirty quilts from the Richmond Quilters’ Guild at the historic plantation. Guests can also observe the skillful techniques of quilting with live demonstrations by experts. Buffet-style tea and finger foods will be served on the lawn, so guests may enjoy the beautiful gardens. A guided tour of the plantation home and one raffle ticket are included in the admission ticket of $20. With spring just around the corner, now is the time to reserve your seat! Purchase your tickets by April 14th by talking to a Guild member or purchasing online.

For any questions, please contact Tuckahoe Plantation at 804-774-1614 or [email protected] In case of inclement weather, the event would be held on Sunday May 7th from 2-5pm. No refunds unless event is cancelled for both dates.

Tea & Quilts 2017

Allison Dash Watercolors

Tuckahoe Plantation and Allison Dash, a talented artist and student at CNU, have partnered for a special collaboration! Dash now hand-paints beautiful watercolors of the historic landmark for our Gift Shop. Available in two sizes and customizable, please contact 804-774-1614 if you’re interested in placing an order.

Dash Watercolor

Tuckahoe Plantation and Google Arts & Culture

gci exhibit

February 15th – Starting today, over 80 artifacts from Tuckahoe Plantation can be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture by people around the world due to a new partnership between Google and the Historic Landmark. Thanks to this new virtual collection, users will be able to see Street Views of the original outbuildings on Plantation Street, the rooms Jefferson grew up in, and many other treasures in just a few clicks at https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/partner/tuckahoe-plantation. This all comes as part of Google Arts & Culture’s Presidents Day Collection, celebrating the history of the United States presidency from George Washington to present day. Explore a president’s journey to and time in the Oval Office — from exciting political campaigns, to their first days in office, and finally defining moments of the presidency.

Virtual tour with Street View

Using the Street View feature, people can move around Tuckahoe Plantation virtually, selecting places that interest them and clicking to discover more or diving into the high resolution images, where available.

A specially designed Street View ‘trolley’ took 360 degree images of selected galleries which were then stitched together, enabling smooth navigation of over six rooms within the Main House, including the Burnt Room, White Parlour, and upstairs bedrooms.

Digital exhibit

A specially curated virtual exhibit has been developed for the online visitors who can discover interactive stories, curated by experts at Tuckahoe Plantation. The Presidents Day digital exhibition draws connections between Thomas Jefferson’s adult life and childhood, and how Tuckahoe Plantation influenced the future President.

Rita Sausmikat, Tour Director at Tuckahoe Plantation, said, “We’re thrilled about the launching of Tuckahoe’s Presidents Day exhibit. Partnering with Google Arts & Culture gives hundreds of people access to Tuckahoe and other historic locations that they may never see in person.”

About Tuckahoe Plantation

Tuckahoe Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, was Thomas Jefferson’s boyhood home from 1745 to 1752. The Randolph family plantation is considered by architectural historians to be among the finest early 18th-century plantations in America. The property boasts hand-carved paneling in the home, beautiful gardens, and extensive family history. The grounds are open to the public year-round, and tours of the home are available for scheduling. Please visit Tuckahoe’s website for more information.

About Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture is a new, immersive way to experience art, history, culture and world wonders from over a thousand organizations worldwide. Google Arts & Culture has been created by the Google Cultural Institute and it is available for free for everyone on the web, on iOS and Android. Read more here.

Vegetable Garden Remodel

Our vegetable gardens are getting a new look! We’re remodeling them to a bigger and more historically accurate layout, similar to those seen at Monticello and Mount Vernon. Come by some time to check them out!

Vegetable Remodel

If gardens are your passion, a great time to visit us is during Historic Garden Week! Thursday, April 27th is Tuckahoe Plantation’s Open House Day, though the gardens are available for your enjoyment any time. For more information, check out the Official Garden Week website: http://www.vagardenweek.org/.

Spotted in the Scout Guide!

Tuckahoe Plantation is featured on the first page of the new Richmond Scout Guide as the beautiful backdrop to Glint Event’s photoshoot. Haven’t seen the new volume five yet? Stop by the plantation for a copy!

Scout Guide Vol. 5.