Sherwood Forest Plantation

14501 John Tyler Memorial Highway
Charles City, VA 23030
United States
Overview

Home of President John Tyler, 10th President of the United States. It has remained the home of generations of Tylers and is currently the home to President Tyler's grandson, Harrison Ruffin Tyler, and his family. President Tyler brought his bride, Julia Gardiner Tyler, of Gardiner's Island, New York, to Sherwood Forest. She brought magnificent furnishings and objects of art to the house, which remain there today, and she added a ballroom, which made it the longest frame house in America-301 feet. Twenty-seven-acre original grounds by A.J. Downing contain 89 varieties of trees, one of America's oldest gingko trees and poet's laurel planted by Thomas Jefferson. One of America's most complete plantation grounds. National Historic Landmark.