The Tour of the house and gardens are great and there are real vegetables growing in the garden in the slave grounds. For some reason that surprised me!
Beautiful, fun, and a must see. The gorunds are gorgeous. I definitely recommend going in the Spring or Fall when it is not ridiculously hot out. The house is a must see for everyone, even non-history buffs. I definitely recommend walking up to the house from the visitor's center/shop. I walk is a short 15 minute stroll by Jefferson's cemetary... More
My husband, 2 y.o. son and I took a family tour. My son lasted for 25 of the 30 minutes with the tour guide - who did a great job having a toddler in the group. We appreciated her efforts and were happy the house had a family tour designed for kids and more interactive for the kids. I would... More
This is a must see if you're an American History Enthusiast. Very knowledgable guide about Monticello, Jefferson, and Revolutionary War period
We loved the tour and the grounds of Monticello. I love books and was especially glad to see some of the vast collection of Mr. Jefferson!!! Loved his house and his grounds!!! So glad we saw this lovely place!! All Americans need to see the history that makes our nation so great!!!
They cover the basics, but don't give you all the facts as certain aspects of history are best left undiscussed about the personal life of polictics of the time. Tour of the estate itself is nice, but not all rooms are included. Most time spend on the grounds, listening to stories and depictions. Hearing about the inventions of the time,... More
While the tour of the main house was a bit rushed and boring, the slave tour was interesting. The slave tour guide, Brandon, knew his stuff and made it so that everybody was playing attention, even the younger poeple (me included).
Monticello is beautiful....its an amazing place to see. We went in July 2011 with my 14 year old son and his friend and it held their attention too. The inventions, the house, the view you feel Jefferson's presense.
If you have never been, you need to go. Wonderful history and a complicated man with great achievements. They know how to run the place. The house tour is fast, but very well done. The garden tour and slave house tour are not to be missed. The guides do a great job. Decent food at the center and a nice... More
We took two tours of the house itself, the regular 1st floor one, and also the "behind the scenes" of the 2nd and 3rd. Worth the money for the best overview. Book on line ahead of time for selection of times (we did 9:30 and 10:30 for the two). Also did the slave tour outside where you show up at... More
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