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Mulberry Row

Address: Charlottesville, VA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with tours available.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with tours available.
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Dayton, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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188 reviews 188 reviews
120 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Don't miss this tour it was excellent! We toured this area after Jeffersons house tour and the guide did a fantastic job trying to answer some hard ?'s with the information we have to date. They start every hour and it's about 45 minutes long. About 130 enslaved humans at the time of Jefferson, trying to imagine how the place... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Mulberry Row is the part of the Monticello property where Thomas Jefferson's slaves lived. Over 600 during his lifetime. A 40 - 45 minute tour given by the volunteer docents of Monticello describes the lives and experiences of the slaves owned by the Jefferson family at Monticello. Challenging, engaging, though respectful exploration of the incredible contradiction between Jefferson the statesman... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The main road of Monticello where the free men and women as well as the enslaved worked, traded and congregated. Beautiful views.

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Columbia, MD
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132 reviews 132 reviews
61 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We took the slavery tour and walked along Mulberry Row afterward....not much to see yet so please do your reading before you go especially the article in the Smithsonian Mag re the nail boys, available online. Although they address slavery there they still are glossing over it too much and are really unwilling to admit Jefferson's role in letting brutality... More 

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Abingdon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The history of Mulberry Row is very interesting and I really enjoyed learning about the different levels of slavery practiced by Jefferson. They only has a couple benches so unless you are in the beginning of the line be prepared to stand for the 45 minutes of the talk.

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Skip Monticello and follow Mulberry row in a self directed tour or the slave tour. Both were amazing ways to connect with history in a real way.

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

If you are going to see Monticello you can easily walk to were Mulberry row was and the ruins still are. It is interesting to see just how self sufficient this plantation was. Thomas Jefferson was a genius. It doesn't take long to stop and check this out and afterwards head down the way to the family cemetery and gardens.

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Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were expecting more structures to be standing, else it would've been a 5. The dependencies were amazing, and really let you go back in time.

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