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Monticello and its many historical rooms, gadgets, furniture, buildings, and artifacts tell us a lot about Thomas Jefferson, the president who built it and lived there.
931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7148
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Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating historical installation to be experienced and absorbed. No whitewashing of the slavery aspect of plantation operations, with a riveting presentation on Sally Helmsley. The tour guide on staff had deep knowledge, winning personal charm and gave a wonderful presentation.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Monticello, a very short drive from Charlottesville, VA is a treasure that everyone should visit. We took the guided tour, and it was very well organized, and the guides were very knowledgeable. While we all know the site as the home of the author of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Deepay M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent 2 hr touring the grounds and house of this fascinating site. Tours are well organized with excellent docents. Opportunity to learn much about this great President. We could have spent more time viewing more exhibits. I would allow 4 hours if you really want...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to this beautiful home in a stunning location with great guides, offering interesting insights into Thomas Jefferson’s character & others who lived there.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Every American who is interested in the birth of our country should visit Monticello. My wife and I went there as well as the nearby James Monroe homestead earlier this week, and both were inspirational and sobering at the same time. While some will go...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I recently visited Jefferson's home at Monticello. We took the garden tour. The guide, Marianne, made our visit. Informative, funny, and totally engaging she had our attention and taught history, botany in a most delightful way. I would strongly recommend this tour....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While there are many plantations in the USA, we visited this one because of Thomas Jefferson's accomplishments. Yes, plantations sadly used slaves...and, no one in 2019 thinks slavery was a good idea...but the Monticello staff has chosen too aggressive a progressive viewpoint by "pushing" slavery...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NoSearchingToday
Reviewed 5 days ago

Touring Monticello was a great experience and worthy of the visit. The house reveals a lot about Thomas Jefferson and his interests. The entire tour was excellent and grounds are beautiful. The view from Monticello is also a wonder. We rode the bus to the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the terrific "Behind the Scenes Tour." As this was to be our only trip to Monticello, we wanted to see as much of the house as we could. The stairs to the 2 upper floors are narrow and steep. Two ladies in our...More

Date of experience: September 2019
3  Thank TennesseeTraveler60
Reviewed 6 days ago

Monticello the home of our third President Thomas Jefferson was both informative and interesting. We enjoyed the tours.

Date of experience: September 2019
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September 11, 2019|
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Response from Leah R | Reviewed this property |
Don’t miss the UVA campus, as mentioned in another TA comment—particularly of note, the original Jefferson-designed Rotunda and surrounding courtyard of buildings. Next door to Monticello is James Monroe’s Highland... More
September 6, 2019|
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Response from Micask | Reviewed this property |
No you will not miss anything by doing this tour, you will just need to plan to be there for more time. If you don't have time for the tour, there is still opportunity to learn more about the Hemings through self guided... More
August 13, 2019|
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Response from Deborah R | Reviewed this property |
Most are very narrow and somewhat steep, but indoors and enclosed. There were three floors with two flights on each end of the house. Jefferson defi,itely did not waste space on stairs as they are only wide enough for a... More