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“slavery tour”(13 reviews)
“self directed”(2 reviews)
A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with tours available.
Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-984-9800
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Viewing the sites and the buildings where slaves lived reminds us of how little they had and how difficult their lives were.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Irene L
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

This is the part of Monticello that holds an important story that was covered up for so long. This is where the slaves did so much work to make Monticello what it is. Access to this is a part of the entry fee, so enjoy!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank L1351EXjasonr
Reviewed November 13, 2018

We have been going to Monticello for two decades and have enjoyed seeing Mulberry Row be exposed as the archeologists and historians did their work. Nicely done - not overly restored or fancied up. Gives a good perspective on the lives of enslaved peoples.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GeorgeC866
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Mulberry row is part of the Monticello property and tour(s). It is the area of the property where the slaves houses were. There is a tour specific to slavery on Monticello which seemed to be included in the admission price, but there are plaques explaining...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank hollyberry473
Reviewed August 25, 2018

It was very interesting to see what type so plants that Thomas Jefferson would have planted. The reconstruction of some of the buildings was very interesting. The history of how the propery was obtained. And what life might have been like back in the day....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Judietoo
Reviewed August 18, 2018

The Mulberry Row is on the Monticello estate. This is the area in which slaves lived and worked. As you walk along you can certainly imagine a hive of activity, as you see the remainder of kilns and gardens which at one point would have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank victorian986
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing look back in time on how a Southern Plantation functioned. With 135 of the 175 people living and working on the Monticello plantation being slaves, it’s a lesson in history that shouldn’t be overlooked. Whether you take the self directed or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brewpaul
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We took the guided tour of Mulberry Row on a very rainy day in June. The tour guide was very well informed and great enhanced our experience explaining many details about the lives of the slaves who lived on Jefferson's property. I highly recommend taking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dean S
Reviewed August 5, 2018

You will get the full experience only if you take the guided tour. It is included in the Day Pass for Monticello anyway. I think this really is place everybody needs to go because you will learn so much about history. Our tour guide was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MarkusVi2
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The truth shall set you free and this is exactly what Monticello is finally coming forth. Walking the grounds on Mulberry Row should be done in a reflective fashion, listening to the voices that were forcibly silenced and removed.

Date of experience: July 2018
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May 28, 2017|
Response from aliciafurrow | Reviewed this property |
No, it's included with the ticket for touring the house