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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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interesting and informative

Good discussions on slavery in Monticello and in Virginia. Good discussion of Jefferson's conflicts in his writings and in his holding slaves thru out his life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We would have liked to see more. There are very few building here and part of what they had was closed. It would be nice if they would try and build more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Good discussions on slavery in Monticello and in Virginia. Good discussion of Jefferson's conflicts in his writings and in his holding slaves thru out his life.

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Lima, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the partially restored homes and workshops of the Slaves who labored at Monticello. As I referred to in another review, spend the 45 minutes to join the guided tour of Mulberry Row. Our guide kept us engaged with the stories of life on Mulberry Row and we were sad that the tour was done after the "fastest 45... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Mulberry row is a new exhibit at Monticello with two reconstructed slave cabins. our 45 minute tour was excellent and informative. there's enough interaction to keep a six-year-old pretty interested.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Interesting history that Monticello shows. Bringing the slave experience to life with guided tours is and excellent idea. It really provides a tangible piece of history.

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St. Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very knowledgeable tour guides. Shade tree lined path overlooking gardens and vineyards. Intriguing history.

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Cricklade, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The guide for this tour gave an excellent account of the typical lives of the slaves living and working on Mulberry Row.

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Mulberry Row is the section of Monticello where Jefferson's enslaved servants lived and worked. Admission is through the ticket to Monticello. Our excellent guide was quite knowledgable and honest about this unthinkable aspect of our nation's history. Its horrors become much more real in this bucolic setting. More buildings are being reconstructed each year thanks to the work of archeologists.... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Mulberry Row is the portion of Monticello grounds where the slave population lived and work. While the wooden homes have long since gone, there is a new replica of a cottage from that time, along with some ruins. The slavery tour is optional and free as part of your overall ticket and I highly recommend it. It meets hourly in... More 

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Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Address: Charlottesville, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville

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