Mulberry Row

Mulberry Row, Charlottesville: Address, Phone Number, Mulberry Row Reviews: 4.5/5

Mulberry Row
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A part of the Monticello Plantation where nearly 130 slaves lived, with tours available.
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maryannstewartl
Bethesda11 contributions
Jefferson history
Nov 2021
Tour guide excellent -- very canid about the man and the myth and his role in prolonging slavery. The irony of a man who wrote the most inspiring words-"all men are created equal" is not lost.
Written November 16, 2021
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cindyp_nola
New Orleans, LA620 contributions
Mulberry Row is part of the Monticello visit
Sep 2021
It is very easy to see Mulberry Row when visiting Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. It is just a short walk from the house. Very Pretty
Written September 30, 2021
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Mark Barnes
Indianapolis, IN576 contributions
See the whole history of the home
Mar 2020 • Family
It was very interesting to see how mulberry was laid out. With our young kids we did not take the tour. We exploded the grounds ourselves. You should definitely take it in to see how everybody lived here.
Written March 25, 2020
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Kmil05
Chesterfield, VA253 contributions
Guided Tour, Lots of History!
Oct 2019
We walked mulberry row ourselves and saw all the beautiful views and ruins of what was once there, but we also did the slavery tour to hear more of the history there. I totally recommend taking the time and doing the slavery tour, it really provides insight that we don't hear in schools. The history here shines a light on how different some plantations were than others. It also provides more inside information on how slaves lived.
Written October 18, 2019
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BobKPgh
Pittsburgh, PA174 contributions
Not much to see here
Oct 2019
This is a section of the Thomas Jefferson plantation Monticello that is basically ruins of work areas. There is also vegetable gardens but in October not much is still growing.
Written October 14, 2019
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MA Gray
7 contributions
Interesting addition but recreated exhibits-lacking in depth
Aug 2019
Mulberry Row is the dirt and stone lines Lane that existed at Monticello’s home where his slaves lived and worked. There is a some-what new log cabin that supposedly recreates where some slaves lived. I had heard that this and other buildings were going to be built the last time I visited Monticello. Unfortunately there was only one cabin. Where did everyone else live? This cabin is wooden so it is a recreated exhibit, but truly lacking in historical depth. There are other buildings adjacent to this cabin that used to be a gift shop and cafe years ago that are now disused. Why are they still there? The are other excavations overlooking some of the recreated vegetable gardens. There are two stone foundations where excavations indicated a metal shop and carpenter shop. Unfortunately, neither held our attention. Interesting but not well executed by the Monticello foundation.
Written September 26, 2019
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JustDriving71
Fort Myers, FL725 contributions
Eye opening history tour
Jul 2019
This is a not to be missed tour and its free so be sure to take it when visiting Monticello. Here you will learn about the lives of slaves and see how they lived and survived. There are homes and shops to visit and the docents do a great job of explaining what you are seeing and experiencing.
Written August 15, 2019
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ssusanw210
Emmaus, PA118 contributions
Take the tour.
Jul 2019 • Family
This is a great short walk with some shade. The tour was very helpful to understand what used to be there. Too bad Jefferson knocked down so much of it. It seems to be a work in progress as it is restored as there are spaces where buildings were in the past but no longer. It provides a good view of the gardens and is just a short walk to Jefferson's grave from the end of Mulberry row.
Written July 13, 2019
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Liamsmamo
Stuart, FL230 contributions
Next to Monticello
Jun 2019 • Solo
Mulberry Row is the named for Mulberry trees which lined the path and is the slave neighborhood of Monticello. This area housed the slave people who worked at the house or were craftsmen. The field slaves were housed closer to where they worked.
There is a cabin, several displays of working areas. Just below Mulberry Row is a large garden of vegetables set out as Jefferson had planned. Seeds from this vast garden may be bought in the shop at the Visitor's Center.
There is a tour called the Slave Tour that covers the Row. It is an excellent tour. There is no such thing as a kind slave owner. Slaves could be well cared for but were not free and lived with the fear of being sold or separated from their family.
Written June 21, 2019
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pawlover
North Carolina1,608 contributions
History
Jun 2019 • Couples
I listened to the tour they do for the slavery tour during our Monticello visit this week. It is very informative even though it is hard to listen to. Horrible what happened back in the day. I know that is just how it was but it doesn't mean it is really 'fun' to visit the place because of the history there or hear about what happened. I am not a history buff but I like to go to the popular places when I visit an area and Monticello is the top destination in Charlottesville. I am happy I got to go at least once. Also, our tour guide was great with presenting the information he had. Apparently some of the descendants from the people who were slaves back in the day actually come to Monticello and visit. I am not sure I would want to visit a place like this if I was a descendant and my family suffered here. Although, it is still part of that families history though so I can understand why people would want to visit. It would just be odd to me. It really is pretty out at Monticello. I loved the scenic views.
Written June 20, 2019
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