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Love the history here and the story about Thomas Jefferson and all that happened. They have the... read more

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Fort Pierce, Florida
Great History Lesson

The history involved with Monticello is vast. The mansion is beautiful. The artifacts and... read more

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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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

Love the history here and the story about Thomas Jefferson and all that happened. They have the cemetery where he is buried and also the slave cemetery. You also get to tour the house and they show you and tell you about how the slaves...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The history involved with Monticello is vast. The mansion is beautiful. The artifacts and architecture are amazing. The grounds we were told are really something. We could not judge that due to rain and fog when there. The guides were informative and friendly. This was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must to see if in the area. History buffs will enjoy the tour of the house and grounds. Could spend a whole day easily.

Thank karen120212191950
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked the full house tour for 10:30am. Of course I didn't notice anything that said we had to be 30 min. early. Walked into an empty Ticket office at 10:15. We were immediately told we were late and to rush up to the transfer...More

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 6 days ago

For our second visit to Monticello, my wife and I elected to get the "Behind The Scenes House Tour and Day Pass" tickets. While the pass is pricey at $62 per person, I think it is well worth it for those interested in furnishings, architecture...More

1  Thank Zaphod
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not to be missed. Experience a genius and a humanitarian in action. Sigh up for the "Behind the scenes tour". Really worth the extra time and money

Thank jack s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful and inspiring feats of architecture I have ever seen. I was, however, shocked at the certainty with which the accusations of Jefferson’s alleged affair with Sally Hemings was portrayed. So much so that I thought perhaps new evidence...More

1  Thank Ricky J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall site has become truly a destination not just for school groups to shuffle through. The visitors center is a terrific first stop, set up around a courtyard with a theater, restrooms, shop, information center, museum, and cafeteria. While everything is handicap and stroller...More

Thank lisalickel
Reviewed 1 week ago

My expectations of Monticello may have been inflated because the location inspired me more than the house. I felt the House Tour was overly long and detailed considering it took in only the ground floor. The Slave Tour was more enjoyable. The guide who took...More

Thank Tripstaker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank goodness this foundation has saved, preserved and has painstakingly replicated in parts this historic home and plantation. The docents/guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We spent about 4 hours here which seemed appropriate. The price was high for us and we felt it was...More

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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
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If you don’t mind driving a bit, you may wish to stay at the Darden Inn, located on the University of Virginia grounds in Charlottesville . Lovely area and breakfast also . Much more character and beauty than a chain hotel... More
Marbie S
August 7, 2018|
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Response from JournalingAuthor | Reviewed this property |
If on a budget, do the gardens, the main house, don't forget the talks about slavery and the cemetery, and skip the upper floors...every inch of Monticello is memorable and Jefferson's spirit is felt there to this day...his... More