Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1780/00/00 Original frame plantation house is built.
1790/00/00 William Henry Harrison Owner William Henry Harrison inherits Walnut Grove plantation. In 1793 he sells the 3,000 acres (12 km2) property, having never lived in the house.
1842/00/00 John Tyler Home John Tyler buys the 1,200-acre plantation when he was still serving as 10th president of the United States. Tyler used Sherwood Forest as his retirement home from 1845 until his death in 1862.
1845/00/00 John Tyler expands Sherwood Forest Plantation main house to over 300 feet in 1845 when added a 68-foot ballroom catering to the popular dance of his time, the Virginia Reel.
1862/00/00 In spring, John Tyler House is occupied by Union soldiers during McClellan's Peninsula Campaign of 1862.
1864/00/00 John Tyler House is occupied by Union soldiers during Grant's Overland Campaign of 1864.
1975/00/00 Harrison Ruffin Tyler Owner Harrison Ruffin Tyler, President Tyler's grandson, and his wife, Frances Payne Bouknight Tyler, restore the home and grounds based on information gathered from over 47,000 letters describing the decor, furnishings and landscape.

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Particulars for John Tyler House:
Sight Category Building
Museum Type Historical Museum
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000922
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1842, 1862
Associated People: Tyler,John
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Secondary structure
Current Function: Domestic, Agriculture, subsistence
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling Agricultural outbuildings

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