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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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See the other side of plantation life

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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

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Cricklade, England
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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 15 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 55 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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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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Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville

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