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Mulberry Row

Charlottesville, VA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with tours available.
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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Kansas City, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The tourguides at Monticello are exceptionally educated not only in the history of Monticello, but in the art of storytelling, as well. Not to be missed!

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Liberty, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Plan to include Mulberry Row in your visit to Monticello. You can't really get the whole picture of this time period without trying to imagine what it was like for everyone.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Take the guided tour when offered. The guides are very knowledgeable and could answer any and all questions that were asked!

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This tour is free with your ticket to Monticello, but as others have noted, there are just a few ruins to see. The garden area of Mulberry Row itself is quite beautiful, filled with huge vegetables. I was surprised at the fertile soil here, given its redness. It was raining the day we were here and the path was very... More

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Barrie, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is part of Thomas Jeffersons Monticello. And a very historical aspect filled with the respect that it deserves. The tour was fact filled and extremely interesting. The tall mulberries in which you walk beneath allow one to transport themselves back to the day they were planted and the maps that lay out the positions of the homes and the... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This tour is included with the price of admission to Monticello. It is well worth the 45-50 minutes. Our guide was most informed, friendly & enjoyed what his duties. He didn't avoid any of the unpleasant topics or questions related to the times. Plan on taking the tour before viewing the house. Very informal tour as you are pretty much... More

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Sewell, NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

There is no much to see but it was a very moving experience. The gentleman that gave us the tour did a superb job explaining life at the time and slavery.

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