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 tuckahoeplantationtours@gmail.com

Tea & Quilts Event

Tea & Quilts

Tuckahoe Plantation and the Richmond Quilters’ Guild invite you to “Tea & Quilts at Tuckahoe” on Sunday April 10th 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 $15. With spring just around the corner, now is the time to reserve your seat! Talk to a Guild member or contact Tuckahoe Plantation at 804-774-1614 or tuckahoeplantationtours@gmail.com by April 2nd for reservations. 

*In case of inclement weather, the event would be held on Sunday April 17th from 2-5pm. No refunds unless event is cancelled for both dates*

Historic Garden Week Is Here!

Don’t forget Historic Garden Week in Virginia begins at Tuckahoe Plantation THIS Wednesday, April 22nd and will be running from 10:00am to 4:30pm through Friday, April 24th! Tickets will be available for purchase at the front gates. For more information, please visit the website at www.vagardenweek.org

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Behind the Scenes; “TURN” filming at Tuckahoe

Earlier this month, Tuckahoe Plantation was thrilled to host the cast and crew of AMC’s new series, “TURN,” as the filmed scenes for an upcoming episode on our grounds. The Revolutionary War spy thriller starring Jamie Bell (Abraham Woodhull) will premiere on Sunday, April 6 at 9pm ET on AMC.
Based on remarkable new research in the book Washington’s Spies, by Alexander Rose, “TURN” follows Abraham Woodhull, a farmer living behind enemy lines in British-occupied Long Island, who bands together with childhood friends to form the Culper Ring: an unlikely team of secret agents who help George Washington turn the tide of the Revolutionary war in favor of the Rebels. Their daring efforts revolutionized the art of espionage.
The amount of specialized employees brought to Tuckaohe to film had us very impressed! From the location scouts to lighting, from ‘greens’ guys to heavy equipment operators; here is a peak behind the scenes.

r-turn at tuckahoe 004The day before filming is a set-up day in which sets are constructed and dressed, heavy electric chords are run to the pre-decided filming locations, and Tuckhaoe staff prepares for a full day of filming to follow.

r-turn at tuckahoe 017Our farm manager, Brad Collins, had the chance to use our tractor to help with dressing an outdoor set.

r-turn at tuckahoe 030The day of the filming starts early! Here you see the crew assembling after breakfast (6:00am!). They are located just to the west of the Tuckahoe house, where their chords were run the previous day. Filming from at location will be focused on the front lawn.

Lighting seems to be a crucial element to the filming process. A black silk by the front door of the Tuckahoe house dulls the naturally bright morning light. In-between filming locations a huge condor is maneuvered to shine light at just the right angle.

Tuckahoe’s staff has had fun being involved in the filming process and helping where we can. We are all looking forward to tuning into “TURN” on April 6th!

A Summer Ballet Wedding at Tuckahoe

Cecile and Igor’s June 2013 wedding at Tuckahoe Plantation was a day filled with love and fun. Longtime performers with the Richmond ballet who are still intimately involved, Cecile and Igor’s showmanship and love for each other were on clear display during their lovely wedding put together by their many friends.

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