Christmas Open House

Embrace the holiday season with family and friends at Tuckahoe Plantation’s Christmas Open House! Come by on Friday December 15th from 4-6:30pm. Guests can wander the rooms, decorated in the 18th-century style, and learn about the plantation’s rich history. Treats and cider (prepared over an open fire) 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, please just let us know via Facebook whether you are coming or interested! Please call 804-774-1614 or email tuckahoeplantationtours@gmail.com with any questions.

Exciting News for “Haunted History” Event

Tuckahoe is pleased to announce two partnership additions to our “Haunted History” event!

Tricks and treats?! The Richmond Animal League has some furry friends looking for a loving family to teach them tricks and feed them treats!

Also, the Cheezilla’s Food Truck will be providing yummy gourmet sandwiches for those with a monstrous appetite.

“Haunted History at Tuckahoe” occurs on Monday October 30th from 4-6pm at Tuckahoe Plantation. Click here for more information.

Tuckahoe from the Air

Enjoy this drone video by Gary Gauldin of RVAAV Production taken in April!

Hardy Orange

If you happen to be wandering the grounds near the cemeteries and catch a sweet scent on the breeze, don’t look for a blossom as the source, it’s these lovely citrus trees! These Hardy Oranges (trifoliate to some) are the only citrus tree that will grow this far north, and smell as sweet as any flower when they ripen.

Also pictured are a pair of handwoven baskets made right here on the Plantation out of wisteria vine.

Solar Eclipse 2017

Today was a better than average day here on the Plantation! It was a small but enthusiastic gathering that came out to appreciate the eclipse. Though Richmond didn’t experience the full eclipse, 80% was still a true marvel. These pictures were taken by staff members.

Total Solar Eclipse 8/21

The first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years happens this upcoming Monday August 21. While Richmond will only see about 80% of the eclipse, Tuckahoe’s open lawns provide a perfect viewing spot! Our grounds will be open from 1:30-4pm for those who want to picnic, relax, and enjoy the view. Peak moment of the eclipse is at 2:44pm.

Please remember to only use “eclipse glasses” or “solar-viewing glasses” when directly looking at the sun; dark sunglasses don’t count! Or for the DIYers and kids, make your own pinhole eclipse viewer (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/how-make-pinhole-projector-view-solar-eclipse).

Happy eclipse watching!