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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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Monticello part 2

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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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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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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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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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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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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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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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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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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