Tuckahoe / Leach Mansion

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Tuckahoe, also known as the Leach Mansion or as the Mansion at Tuckahoe, is an historic home located at 1921 North East Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida. The name was thought to be a Native American word for “welcome”. It is inside the present day Indian RiverSide Park and is atop the Mount Elizabeth Archeological Site, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 14, 2002.

On November 30, 2005, Tuckahoe itself was added to the National Register of Historic Places. On November 4, 2010, the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter placed a plaque on the building.

Abandoned for quite some time, it was a popular place for ghost hunters to try to capture orbs and strange sounds on their audio recorders – and many claimed to have succeeded. The building remained disused until 2009 when it was fully restored – and it is now a popular place to hold weddings.

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Geographic Information

1921 NE Indian River Dr.
Jensen Beach, Florida
United States

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27.227551918910766, -80.21292980129698
Martin County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Ocean Breeze Park, FL (0.7 mi.)
Rio, FL (1.7 mi.)
Sewall's Point, FL (2.0 mi.)
Jensen Beach, FL (2.1 mi.)
Stuart, FL (3.2 mi.)
North River Shores, FL (3.6 mi.)
Hutchinson Island South, FL (5.0 mi.)
Palm City, FL (5.3 mi.)
Port Salerno, FL (5.8 mi.)
Port Saint Lucie, FL (9.6 mi.)


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  1. Back when my brother was still in high school, he used to go there & video record with his friends. I saw the videos and he caught orbs & shadows. Pretty creppy.

  2. Back in the 1980’s, I was an adjunct history teacher with FIT and IRCC, which used buildings in that area of Jensen Beach for classrooms. Most of my classes were held in the building next door, now torn down, I believe. But one semester in the fall, my evening class was actually held in one of the rooms of the Tuckahoe Mansion, a room upstairs with large windows facing the river.
    The class was taking the final exam one evening, and a few of the students took a long time to answer the essay questions. By the time the last student had left and I gathered up papers and materials to leave, the house was deserted.
    I remember stepping out into the second floor hallway from the classroom, and looking down the hallway behind me as I headed toward the stairs. At the far end of the hallway was a shadowy figure of a man, wearing a long overcoat and a fedora hat. He looked to me more like someone from the 1940’s or 50’s than the 1980’s.
    I was startled to see someone standing there so late and called out a cheery greeting over my shoulder as I briskly headed toward the stairs. At the sound of my voice, the image dissolved. You know, I then RAN to the stairs, got the heck out of there and into my car to bolt home.
    I told my husband about it, who offered to accompany me if I had to teach in that building again. But with the end of the semester, I had no occasion to visit the mansion again, and actually I forgot about the incident until seeing this photo of the house.

      • I visited there once years ago. Friend was thinking of getting married there. While touring she went to use restroom and left me in the hall and I turned around and saw a male child with eyes play as pitch. I immediately went toward the tour guide and told her and she said it was common there and so was orbs and black shadows. Needless to say my friend is creeped out by any of that so she married in Vegas instead. Lol I can’t blame her.

  3. My friends and I used to go there all the time as teenagers back when it was still abandoned. Around 2005. We witnessed the orbs in the pics we took. Also in that long hallway near the piano room we all saw the same shadow come towards us from the end of the hallway. It creeped us out and we turned out flashlights right back on. We visited that place a lot of times. Awesome place for ghost hunting.

  4. I work for the Mansion at Tuckahoe. I am in this mansion almost everyday and night. I have never had an encounter with the supernatural neither any of my co-workers and there have been no deathes in the home so someone better get there story straight.

    • So you have been told James. Many skeptics have or notice supernatural occurances. If they do they rarely admit to it.

    • James, I know it’s been some time since you posted this, but I would like to prove that this place is not haunted. I have a youtube channel dedicated to trying to prove the existence of the paranormal. So far people are pretty 50/50 on this place. Could you perhaps get us in here for a time frame at night? If so, please email me at cosmicmemoirsllc@gmail.com

  5. I live in Jensen and I’ve felt strange things as well. Can you please elaborate what you were speaking of? I want to know is this whole area haunted and is this an Indian burial ground. I also heard that there are a lot of covens here for witchcraft. Can someone please respond. Thanks

  6. As the person who discovered a femur bone there I can attest that yes it is a native american burial site. It was reported, dated, and buried on-site.

  7. My brother in-law is a deputy in martin County. Before the renovation he had a call about noises and screams coming from the mansion. Keep in mind there is a park next to it where everyone walks and exercises. My brother in-law was on the first floor. He got to the stairs that lead to the second floor and sees a person. Gun drawn he asked the trespasser to stop. He ran to the second floor to find absolutely nobody there. Backup officer also witnessed the person.

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