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Address: Charlottesville, VA
Description: A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with...
A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with tours available.
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Good overview of slavery at Monticello

It was nice to stroll along Mulberry Row and read about the use of slaves at Monticello. The restored buildings give a nice view of life as a slave. I found the tour guide to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It was nice to stroll along Mulberry Row and read about the use of slaves at Monticello. The restored buildings give a nice view of life as a slave. I found the tour guide to be a little "sensational" in her reporting and especially since there were children in the group, but otherwise, it was nice.

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

we hadn't heard of Mulberry Row until we visited Monticello, and was on the grounds there. Explanation of what Mulberry Row is was on the information signs along it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This area was where alot of the slaves of Monticello lived & raised their families. The way the guides tell the stories, you almost can picture how they lived. Wll worth exploring.

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I would have liked to see more structures, more pictures and more information along the way. We took the 45 minute slavery tour, which was not bad but they need more than one guide to do it. We were probably 40-50 people on the tour, the guide had no microphone and was constantly asking if we could hear her. She... More 

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

When visiting Monticello, do not neglect to take one of the 45 minute guided tours of Mulberry Row, held hourly all day long. Looking at the buildings and reading the signage on your own will not provide the real details. Our tour guide was amazing, full of stories and facts about the actual people who lived, worked, and died here.... More 

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nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Mulberry Row is part of the Monticello estate. It's where the slaves were housed, far from the main house but close to the fields. A few buildings still stand. The slaves also had a burial plot, far enough from the main plot. Sigh. That is all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Mulberry Row is wonderful to see when the vegetable garden is in full effect. It gives insight to how organized things had to be in order to get the most out of the land. Can get very hot and humid in the summer time. Be sure to bring plenty of water if you go during the summer. The grave sight... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A very educational walk. Learned lots about the slaves that worked for the Jeffersons. The staff at Monticello are very respectful and express that when visiting Thomas Jefferson's grave, that you should also visit the graves of the slaves. The walk has some buildings and is very historic.

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Dayton, Ohio
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Anytime I get to go to Monticello I am a happy girl. They are doing so much more investigation into Mulberry Row, that when the work is all done, it is going to be an amazing addition to the whole Monticello experience. In years past I have done the Mulberry Row guided tour and that was a great experience. This... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Worth seeing while in Charlottesville, VA. You must see for yourself. Wear comfortable shoes. Only takes a short time to see.

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