A Visit to Tuckahoe Plantation

It's Monday, and on this particular day of the week around 8 pm, you can find me with a big bowl of popcorn watching the Bachelorette. Almost exactly three years ago, I stopped in Antigua while on a cruise, the beautiful island featured on this season's finale. A finale that is for once proving to be pretty dramatic. After years of proclaiming each season as the most dramatic one ever, Chris Harrison finally got it right.

I hope to share some of my favorite parts of our Caribbean cruising adventures in the future, but in the mean time, I've been keeping things local and taking in the beautiful scenery of Virginia.

We recently went wandering around Tuckahoe Plantation, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, nestled in Goochland County outside of Richmond. The property itself has so much history, more than we had time to take in, as our afternoon came to an abrupt end thanks to a random downpour. Although quite romantic, I wish we had more time there to tour the house, too. But on this day we had a free afternoon and just did our own little tour of the gardens - which were quaint and lovely.

It was quiet, open, peaceful, and made us want to move out to the country! Check out some pictures below and mark your calendars to go visit while the gardens are still in bloom.

Walking up to the house felt like a scene straight out of The Notebook. If only Ryan Gosling had popped out from behind the trees...

The life of a plantation pup seems like a good one.

Getting the perfect shot.

I wonder how I'd fare in this old kitchen house.


  1. this is where we had our engagement photos taken -- so beautiful!

    1. umm and they were beautiful! :) nice pick!

  2. eeek welcome to our wedding venue! here's hoping everything is still in bloom in a month and a half but the grounds are absolutely breathtaking even when they're not. if you want to play wedding crasher, we're doing the house tours for our guests after our ceremony ;)

    1. ahh i can't wait to see pictures! it's going to be stunning! and don't be surprised if you see me rolling up for a house tour, ha! the day is getting so close :)

  3. Hi Emma!

    I live in RVA and just started a blog & found yours on Virginia Bloggers! My husband and I went to Tuckahoe Plantation a few weeks ago and gave the same dog a belly rub-- too funny! Can't wait to read more on your blog & your RVA posts.