New Year, New Look!

The winter season is the time for restoration! The past few weeks, our carpenters have been tirelessly working on sprucing up some outbuildings on the property. Slate roofing tiles were replaced and a fresh coat of white paint dressed up the Schoolhouse and Main House. A few poplar boards were replaced on the Office (originally the Overseer’s cabin), exposing the salmon brick-nogging underneath. These bricks acted as insulation from the temperature changes and wind.

The salmon brick-nogging insulation of the Office exposed.

The salmon brick-nogging insulation of the Office exposed.

The largest project has been the complete overhaul of the Storehouse on Plantation Street, which started showing its age of almost 280 years. The carpenters have kept to 18th-century techniques, using the traditional joinery of wooden pegs and perfectly cut boards instead of modern nails and glue.

Restoration of the Storehouse in 2017.

Restoration of the Storehouse in 2017.

One of the original beams removed was engraved with the Roman Numerals four through eight at specific intervals. The carpenters engraved “2017” in Roman Numerals on the new replacement beam.

An original beam from the Storehouse etched with the Roman Numerals 4 through 8.

An original beam from the Storehouse etched with the Roman Numerals 4 through 8.

The new year means a “new” fresh look for the plantation. Thank you to the guests who’ve contributed through donations or tours, as you’re the funding behind the restoration!

Handmade Holiday Wreathes

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HOLIDAY WREATHES: Handmade from Tuckahoe Plantation’s various firs and magnolia. Perfect for your home and gift for friends and family. Customize with ornaments, pine-cones, ribbon, and lights 10″ for $50!

Place your order today by email:

Christmas Tour


Embrace the holiday season with family and friends at Tuckahoe Plantation’s Christmas Open House on Wed. December 14th from 4-7pm. Guests can wander the rooms, decorated in the 18th-century style, and learn about the plantation’s rich history. Treats and cider will be available in the Old Kitchen, and various vendors will have Christmas gifts for sale. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child (ages 5-12 years). No reservations required, just please click “interested” on our Facebook Event Page! With any questions, please call 804-774-1614 or email

Haunted History at TP

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Wandering the gardens and mansion of Tuckahoe Plantation, you may feel a sudden chill or even catch a glimpse of it’s “Gray Lady” ghost…
Visit the haunted plantation on Sunday October 30th from 4-7pm for Halloween festivities…if you dare! Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family (max 6 people). Enjoy fall festival games for all ages, like a hayride, spider web maze, face painting, and more. Add a Ghost Tour of the mansion to hear spooky tales of supernatural occurrences (additional $5 per individual or $10 per family)! No reservations need, just click “interested” on our Facebook page. Call 804-774-1614 or email for any questions.

Hurricane Hermine


Hurricane Hermine could not dampen the wedding of Lisa Brown and Alex Morton on September 3rd, 2016! Instead, it left a gorgeous sunset and cooler breeze. Good thing they buried the bourbon!

Road Scholars Program

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Did you know the Road Scholars Program offers adventure opportunities at Tuckahoe Plantation and other Richmond sites? The prestigious travel company brings adult groups to various locations, immersing the guests in an experiential journey. Tuckahoe is one of many stops on the “Richmond Signature City” and “James River Plantations” tours. If you’re interested in these exciting experiences, find the program details here: Road Scholar Program

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Attention 2017 Brides!


ATTENTION 2017 BRIDES! We have had 4 NEW BOOKINGS in the past WEEK! Schedule your bride tour and date before it’s too late! DO NOT WAIT!

Booked 2017 Wedding Dates: 04/29, 05/13, 05/20, 05/27, 06/10, 06/17, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30, 10/01, 10/07, 10/14 & 10/21.

We have ONE Saturday date left in MAY & OCTOBER!

Available 2017 Wedding Dates: 3/25, 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 05/06, 06/03, 06/24, 10/28, 11/04 & 11/11. We also have all of July & August available plus Fridays and Sundays!

For more information, email our event coordinator, Bonnie Bedell, at

Updated Booked Dates!


Booked 2017 Wedding Dates: 04/29, 05/13, 05/20, 05/27, 06/17, 09/16, 09/23 & 09/30.

We also host engagement parties, bridal showers, bridesmaids luncheons, etc. Additionally, engagement photos and bridal portraits available on the grounds of Tuckahoe!

For more information, email our event coordinator, Bonnie Bedell, at

Summer Flower Pick & Picnic


Summer is the time of bounty with plenty of sunshine, flowers, and good food! Enjoy the season at Tuckahoe Plantation’s “Summer’s Flower Pick & Picnic” on Sunday August 14th from 11am-1pm. Admission is $5 per individual (kids under 5 years are free) or $15 per household (limit of 6 people).

Bring a picnic to share with friends and family on the beautiful grounds. Pick your own flower bouquet, using Tuckahoe’s colorful array of florals (additional $5 to participate). In the bouquet “beauty contest,” the prettiest/most interesting bouquet will win a cash prize! (bring your clippers if you have them, but we will have a few pairs to loan out). Some of Tuckahoe’s home grown produce will also be for sale.

No reservations are required, but please click “attend” on our Facebook Event Page! For any questions, please call 804-774-1614 or email

New Logo!

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Tuckahoe Plantation is proudly launching a new logo! The design features calligraphy stylized after Jeffersonian period penmanship. Local Richmonder, Ginny Rogan, is the talented calligrapher behind the print. Sharing the joy of calligraphy for over 25 years, Ginny enjoys designing and creating original invitations, each as unique and special as the client. All her work is hand-rendered, and adds beauty to functional creations for events or meaningful pieces to be shared. Jonathon Koharik, a family member to the Thompsons, and Rebekah Sausmikat, one of Tuckahoe’s Event Assistants, also contributed to the logo creation. A warm thank you to the contributors, we’re excited to share our new logo!