Tuckahoe Plantation is a National Historic Landmark and is protected in perpetuity by a preservation easement donated by the owners. It is considered by architectural historians to be the finest existing early 18th century plantation in America.
Built on a bluff overlooking the James River valley, the plantation and its collection of historic out buildings are in a setting that remains remarkably untouched by the passage of time. The mansions "H" shape plan is unique among frame buildings. Flanking the mansion is a pair of out buildings, one of which served as the plantation dairy and office, and the other the schoolhouse where Thomas Jefferson first attended classes.