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History comes alive

This is one of the better historical sites. The tours are well done- I would recommend the "Behind... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hickory, NC
An afternoon well spent

There is an incredible amount of history here. The visit allows you to have a better understanding... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
William P
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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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 2 days ago

Second time I've toured Monticello. Jefferson was remarkable and what they have done with the property is wonderful. The first time we were wowed by the Jefferson's creativity and the extent of his interests. The second time we saw some of that, but it faded...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the better historical sites. The tours are well done- I would recommend the "Behind the scenes" tour- a little bit more but well worth it. If you visit around lunch, be advised there is no cafe, only snacks. There is heavy...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is an incredible amount of history here. The visit allows you to have a better understanding about how the man lived. HIS home is amazing and it is a delight to stroll the grounds and to develop a picture of how life was in...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you love history, this is a must see site. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and give a unique perspective to the life and times of Jefferson. We took the behind the scene tour and were glad we did. You get to see parts...More

Thank IraS674
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether you love history or want to learn more about Thomas Jefferson, visiting Monticello is an amazing way to experience history! I have been to Monticello three times and each tourguide I've had was exceptional and made the tour unique. By visiting Thomas Jefferson's home...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately the day we went the weather was absolutely miserable, rain,fog etc. I think the grounds would have been lovely if we could have seen them. We also did not have time to do all the tours, which we were interested in. Especially about slavery...More

Thank Haven156
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had very high expectations for this visit and unfortunately I was very let-down. The initial process is simple enough, you purchase tix at the ticket office and either walk a trail for less than 1 mile to the grounds or take a shuttle (the...More

Thank ImAlwaysAdventuring
Reviewed 6 days ago

I first visited this house about 18 years ago. They have upgraded the parking and entrance for the site which is very nice. The regular tour is only the main floor but the tour started on time and we had a great tour guide. There...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are an admirer of Thomas Jefferson, his home is a must-see. You get an intuitive sense of his philosophy and his passions by seeing the design of his home. One of the earliest sunroom/greenhouses is one exterior exposure of the house. Enjoy seeing...More

Thank WinslowCorner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour Monticello while visiting Charlottesville. 22 day road trip from Dc. Drove down Skyway dr. to Charlottesville. Then south on Blue Ridge Park way . Allow 4 hrs

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Cathy P
October 12, 2018|
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Response from juliecmcleland | Reviewed this property |
I would plan for five hours; don't rush. The tours are really worth the time.
Candace J
September 22, 2018|
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Yes, but take an umbrella to use for the outside grounds.
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Response from MissTBlu | Reviewed this property |
I have terrible knees and get a little woozy with heights. Yet for the Behind the Scenes tour I made it up and down both flights of stairs because I could hold onto the railing in both directions and, when descending, I... More